“Right over here,” says the garage attendant, directing me to a premium spot reserved for the L.A. Philharmonic’s wunderkind music director Gustavo Dudamel, who, apparently, drives a late-model Porsche. Not only am I parking on level one of the Disney Concert Hall’s underground garage; I’m parking for free, thanks to the Los …
Co-Sleeping Collides With Custody Battles
What happens when attachment parenting comes before a family court judge?
Breaking Bad Normalizes Meth, Argues Prosecutor
I work as a felony prosecutor in a town where methamphetamine is our biggest narcotics problem. I’m also a big fan of Breaking Bad, but whenever I ask colleagues (particularly law-enforcement officers) whether they’ve been …
The Hollowness of Bradley Manning
As the split verdict shows, Bradley Manning’s leaks were neither noble and important nor traitorous.
The Problem With the Marissa Alexander–George Zimmerman Comparison
The Alexander case, currently drawing protest, is a travesty not of “stand your ground” but of sentencing
Trayvon Martin and Making Whiteness Visible
If there’s one good thing to come out of the George Zimmerman verdict, it’s the acknowledgement of white privilege
A Civil Suit Could Make Zimmerman Pay — or Could Backfire
In the end, “Stand your ground” played a small role in George Zimmerman’s acquittal, but it could pose a big risk to Trayvon Martin’s family if they pursue a civil trial
I Am Still Trayvon Martin
As the George Zimmerman verdict loomed, the author spent several days with 60 African-American boys and saw the sting of their lives being cheapened.
Viewpoint: Was Zimmerman Telling the Truth?
The jury did their job based on what they had. The tragedy is that what they had may have been based on a lie
The Lessons of George Zimmerman’s ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict
Criminal trials are not very good at deciding whether a defendant is actually innocent — or whether racial profiling is a problem in our country
Viewpoint: Just Because Zimmerman “Started It” Doesn’t Mean He’s Guilty
People are hoping for a Zimmerman conviction as a symbol of black grievance, and while that grievance is legitimate, that’s not justice
Preparing for Riots After Zimmerman Verdict Is Racial Fear Mongering
The assumption that there will be violence if Zimmerman is acquitted runs counter to recent history
Eugenics Are Alive and Well In the United States
Judging by the reaction to a recent report that 148 women were sterilized illegally in California prisons, a little history lesson is in order