Boston Gets Financial Help for Bombing Victims as NSA, FBI Under Scrutiny

Boston Gets Financial Help for Bombing Victims as NSA, FBI Under Scrutiny

Boston will get financial help to the tune of almost $8.4 million to help provide support to victims and first responders who were involved in the events surrounding the bombing in the city last year. In announcing the grant, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that the grant will reaffirm the Department of Justice’s commitment […]

Homeless Man Beating Verdict Keeps Emotions High

Homeless Man Beating Verdict Keeps Emotions High

Frustrated with the outcome of a recent trial involving a police beating and the subsequent death of a mentally ill homeless man,  homeless advocates in California and elsewhere today are organizing protests and demonstrations, meant to encourage the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to step in. The courtroom was quiet as the jury foreman prepared […]

West Virginia Toxic Spill and Journalism 101

West Virginia Toxic Spill and Journalism 101

West Virginia has had its share of disasters with coal mine accidents, flooding and other catastrophes over the years.  Apparently sitting in the backwater of news, West Virginia typically is forgotten about on the national level, unless dozens of miners are killed.  Recent coverage of the toxic chemical spill highlights this and shows the right […]

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