Companies cash in on women's fear of stalkers

Dec 29, 2013

Companies cash in on women's fear of stalkers

With the number of crimes involving stalking on the rise, a variety of new services and goods are targeting women who fear they might be attacked. Tokyo Safe Guard, which holds self-defense classes combining martial arts with combat sports in the Akihabara district and ...

Holder decries self-defense laws

Jul 17, 2013

Holder decries self-defense laws

Attorney General Eric Holder strongly condemned “stand your ground” laws Tuesday, saying the measures “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense” and may encourage “violent situations to escalate.” On the books in more than 30 states, the statutes have become a focal point of a ...

Zimmerman verdict unlikely to end Martin saga

| Jul 15, 2013

Zimmerman verdict unlikely to end Martin saga

It’s over. But it’s not really done. The not-guilty verdict that sounded so final, so utterly unequivocal, in Courtroom 5D of the Seminole County courthouse Saturday night has quickly given way to a kaleidoscope of demonstrations across the country, debate about wrongful-death lawsuits and ...

Anger flows over Zimmerman acquittal

Jul 15, 2013

Anger flows over Zimmerman acquittal

George Zimmerman’s acquittal Saturday night on all charges in the killing of a black teenager, Trayvon Martin, sparked deep emotional reactions across the country Sunday, resurrecting an intense national debate about the role of race and racism in American life. President Barack Obama declared ...

Zimmerman acquitted of Martin killing

Jul 14, 2013

Zimmerman acquitted of Martin killing

A Florida jury acquits George Zimmerman of second-degree murder and manslaughter in a case that both fascinated and appalled large segments of a spellbound America.