A man will face one year in prison along with animal cruelty and anger management classes after beating his miniature poodle to death in his own backyard.
After the shocking texts were uncovered, District Attorney George Gascon ordered the review based on the possibility that their apparent bias against certain races as well as homosexuals could have resulted in wrongful convictions.
Two white women were sentenced for their part in a hate crime.
Lacey Spears, the mother convicted of murdering her son by slowly poisoning him for years, was sentenced 20 years to life
Seven San Francisco police officers are being dismissed because of racist texts between each other.
Prosecutors alleged that the men, who are white, had been targeting blacks for harassment for months in 2011, leading up to the June slaying of a 47-year-old car plant worker.
The state drew from a jury pool of 9,000 people in the trial of James Holmes, who faces charges for killing 12 people and scores more in the 2012 shooting.
Zale Thompson attacked a group of NYPD officers with a hatchet Thursday.
Despite committing a terrorist act, a hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was not connected to any terrorist organizations, confirmed police sources.
U S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. expressed “extreme, extreme concern” over reports that bomb makers from Yemen are cooperating with foreign militants in Syria to create nearly undetectable explosive devices that may be used against the United States.