Evidence has been mounting for years that Tasers are more dangerous than their manufacturer and law enforcement officials, who tout the weapon as a nonlethal alternative to firearms, have claimed.Over the past dozen years, 540 people, most of them unarmed, have died after being tased by police, acco ... More >>
A former student of Rick Halperin says she isn't buying accusations outlined in a federal lawsuit that he slept with students or secretly loved Hitler. SMU student Moumita Rahman, who graduated in 2004 and now runs her own law practice in New York focusing on immigration and political asylum, had Ha ... More >>
Photo by Alex ScottRais Bhuiyan speaking to a group from Amnesty International at SMU earlier this springOn September 21, 2001, Rais Bhuiyan, then 27 years old, was working behind the cash register of a Texaco station in Pleasant Grove when a man wearing a bandanna, sunglasses and a baseball ... More >>
U2, MuseCowboys StadiumOctober 12, 2009Better than: Half-time at the proper name spelling bee.Hal SamplesFor more photos from last night's performance, check out Hal Samples' slideshow.The first thing everyone noticed, of course, was the much ballyhooed stage, a spider-looking contraption that ho ... More >>
Photos by Megan FeldmanOn Saturday afternoon, around 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to protest the Iranian government and show support for pro-democracy demonstrators in that country, where the regime has been retaliating against widespread protests since the June 12 election. Saturday's ... More >>
Alexa Schirtzinger Check out more photos from the auction in our slideshow.In front of a room at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts crammed with fine art and well-dressed folks sipping coffee, Ismail Omer gingerly approached a microphone. "I left Sudan in 1994," he began "I had friends who died in jai ... More >>
Dallas native Michael Kieschnick is founder of, among other things, Working Assets. Since 1985, it says here, Working Assets has generated over $50 million for progressive nonprofits" -- among them, Greenpeace, Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International and various enviro-friendly causes. It do ... More >>
Farmers Branch city council candidate Tim Scott (pictured here with his family) says all them damned civil-rights suits pilin' up in the FB are, ya know, nonsense, y'all. Facing four lawsuits and mounting legal costs, the city of Farmers Branch is fretting over finances. David Koch, a resident who's ... More >>
If anyone knows how to throw a bash, it's Double Wide's booking maven Chelsea "Cha Cha" Callahan. For three years, Callahan has cooked up celebrations with amazing line-ups—line-ups that play for free since proceeds from the teensy $5 cover (after promotional expenses) go straight to charity. ... More >>
Tonight's installment of Penn & Teller: Bullshit!, which airs at 9 on Showtime, asks, "Why does our government still support the archaic, primitive, cruel and costly BULLSHIT known as the Death Penalty?" Helping to answer that question will be SMU human rights professor Rick Halperin, one of the cou ... More >>
Accused of killing a cop's son, Emily Dowdy learns the hard way that in Oklahoma City justice isn't blind. It works for the prosecution.
A report from the first-ever WakeUp '04 festival
Kwanzaa is about living a good life, not filling a stocking
A civil suit alleges prosecutorial misconduct in one child's death, another's incarceration
With a white-hot major-label debut, the Donnas don't have time for Avril Lavigne--or you
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?
ExxonMobil shareholders use their stock to push a corporate giant toward change
Ethnic Albanians seeking asylum are snared in a battle between the INS and a determined lawyer
Railroaded onto death row, Kerry Max Cook endures rapes, beatings, and suicide attempts while waiting for justice
As her former band gets embalmed on a new collection, Maria McKee finally finds her voice
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers tries to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
Dick Armey will eat his lunch.
Two Ghana natives chronicle a continent few know about