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World | ANALYSIS Aug 27, 2014

History suggests prosecution no easy task in U.S. police shootings

As the U.S. Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black in Missouri, history suggests there is no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown ...

Business / Corporate | ANALYSIS Mar 26, 2014

Toyota case shows it's hard to indict execs

Efforts to conceal the extent of dangerous car defects at Toyota Motor Corp. were so pervasive, prosecutors say, that an exasperated employee at one point warned that "someone will go to jail if lies are repeatedly told." Yet no one has gone to jail, nor ...