Kaitlyn Winemiller

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Beijing’s Overseas Kidnapping

A bookseller taken in Thailand ‘confesses’ on Chinese state television.<p>With a confession aired Sunday on state television, Chinese authorities have begun to explain the recent disappearances of five Hong Kong booksellers. The cases have raised global alarms because the men, whose books criticize …

China

Burkina Faso kidnapping: children plead for Australian parents’ safe release

Almost four days after Australians Ken and Jocelyn Elliot were kidnapped by Islamist extremists from the charity hospital they run in northern Burkina Faso, their children have pleaded for their safe release.<p>Burkina Faso kidnapping leaves Ken and Jocelyn Elliot's family in dark<p>Read more<p>The Elliot’s …

Africa

Three Americans Reportedly Kidnapped in Baghdad

The U.S. State Department was working Sunday to locate three Americans in Iraq after a report that they had been kidnapped in Baghdad.<p>Dubai-based news service Al Arabiya reported that three Americans had been kidnapped by "militias" in the Iraqi capital. The Saudi-owned pan-Arab television news …

Kidnapping

Investigator says kidnapping, wild animals played no role in case of missing Idaho boy, 2

A 2-year-old Idaho boy missing since July wasn’t attacked by a wild animal or kidnapped, according to a private investigator who says the boy was likely not abducted, but could have been killed -- either accidentally or intentionally.<p>DeOrr Kunz hasn’t been seen since disappearing from his family’s …

Crime

Swedish doctor charged with drugging, kidnapping, raping woman

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Swedish doctor has been charged with drugging, raping and kidnapping a woman he allegedly imprisoned for six days in a windowless cement bunker, Stockholm's chief prosecutor says.<p>The doctor told police the reason he built the sound-proofed bunker was because "he wanted to have a …

Crime

Miranda Rights Scene 21 Jump Street

Letting a Ten-Year-Old Waive His Miranda Rights? There Oughtta Be a Law

Can a ten-year-old understand Miranda rights? Is a ten-year-old able to decide to give them up and speak to the police? Last week, in a four to three decision, the California Supreme Court answered these questions in the affirmative, declining to review a ruling which had held that ten-year-old …

U.S. Supreme Court

Girls in juvenile detention are often the victims of family violence, report finds

Girls in the criminal justice system report far higher rates of in-home sexual abuse and are detained for minor offenses more often than boys, in what becomes a self-perpetuating cycle of imprisonment<p>Tanya Robinson’s time in juvenile detention started with the offense of running away. She first ran …

Sociology

State senator says juveniles need protection during police interrogations

A state senator said Wednesday that he will sponsor a bill to ensure minors have access to lawyers during police interrogations.<p>A spokesman for Sen.<p>Ricardo Lara(D-Bell Gardens) said he decided to propose the legislation in response to a Los Angeles Times article about concerns raised by some courts …

Los Angeles

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: America's Better, But Still Broken, Juvenile Justice System

Every day, it seems, criminal justice reform is in the news, and America finally seems to be taking the mass incarceration crisis seriously. Yet this focus has not extended to the progress made, and problems still faced, by young people caught up in the justice system. Although we are sending fewer …

Crime

India Amends Juvenile-Offender Law in Response to Delhi Rape Case

Man who was 17 at the time of his arrest was released from reformatory Sunday<p>By<p>Niharika Mandhana and<p>Niharika Mandhana<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@NiharikaSM<p>niharika.mandhana@wsj.com<p>Rajesh Roy<p>Rajesh Roy<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@rovingrajesh<p>rajesh.roy@dowjones.com<p>NEW DELHI—India’s …

India

The Steep Costs of Keeping Juveniles in Adult Prisons

Despite federal statues prohibiting it, many states imprison those under 18 alongside adults, where they are much more likely to suffer sexual abuse and violence.<p>On December 14, 2015, Philip Chism, of Danvers, Massachusetts, was convicted of raping and murdering his high-school math teacher, …

​The Death Penalty Is Slowly Dying Out

Though Saudi Arabia captured headlines last week by executing 47 people in a single day, in recent years more and more nations have banned capital punishment.<p>When Saudi Arabia killed 47 people—mainly alleged terrorists—in a mass execution on January 2, it was naturally condemned by observers …

Obama’s SOTU Push for TPP — a “Death Sentence”

Share<i>The Hill</i> reports in “Obama, Democrats at odds before State of the Union address” that “a group of House Democrats on Monday held a press …

Breast Cancer

Man faces murder charge for death of girlfriend's son

Charge carries mandatory death sentence on conviction.<p>JOHOR BAHRU: An unemployed man, Mohd Hazwan Karim, 24, has been charged with murder by causing …

Castle owners fear their dog could be put down after bruising a waiter's nose

Sarah and Robert Hay, who own 11th century Bickleigh Castle, have received a court summons calling their labrador Doubleé 'dangerous'<p>The owners of an historic castle are facing a legal battle to save their dog from a "death sentence" after it bruised the nose of a waiter at a posh wedding.<p>Sarah and …

PA State Police Misconduct

Man Awarded $70k In Seattle Police Brutality Case