Posts tagged "trial"

Matt Lauer Acts Smug While Interviewing Trayvon Martin’s Parents

I never thought I would agree with Tom Cruise about anything, but dammit if Matt Lauer isn't the smuggest, most terrible interviewer. On Thursday's "Today Show," Matt Lauer interviewed Trayvon Martin's parents Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton. The interview starts out okay, and then Matt Lauer can't contain his Matt Lauer-ness anymore. Of the jury,…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 18, 2013

8 Positive Actions You Can Take In The Wake Of The Trayvon Martin Verdict

If your Facebook friends and Twitter buddies are anything like ours, then your feed's been filled with lots of heartfelt posts and righteous anger around the Trayvon Martin verdict. This case and its verdict have had a powerful impact on people, and if there's anything positive that has come out of the death of a…

By: Julie Gerstein / July 15, 2013

Teen Testifies That He Recorded Some Of The Steubenville Rape

A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he'd personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim's vagina as they drove from one party to another, and even recorded it on his cellphone—though he says he deleted the video the next morning, realizing he'd done "something stupid and wrong." The…

By: Newser / March 15, 2013

Pussy Riot: Everything You Need To Know About The Case That’s Rocking Russia

Back in February, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Ekaterina Samutsevich -- three members of the controversial Russian feminist band Pussy Riot -- walked into Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior and engaged in a raucous performance at the church's altar. Shedding their winter clothes, the girls, clad in colorful dresses and balaclavas, danced and jumped…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 13, 2012