July 29, 1995
Are the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences voters blind or just plain stupid? ("What the Doctors Ordered," Calendar, July 21). Why not nominate "Homicide: Life on the Street" for best drama? It is by far one of the smartest dramas on television, and if you need any proof of this, the season finale that guest-starred Bruno Kirby was television at its absolute best. Granted it looks different (grainy, bleak settings) and the camera angles can make you dizzy, but these are not reasons to be snubbed.
August 8, 2012 |
PINE RIDGE INDIAN RESERVATION, S.D. - The top federal prosecutor in South Dakota, stepping into the middle of a bitter dispute between the Oglala Lakota Nation and the FBI, has reopened a series of unsolved murder cases that tribal leaders say the FBI has for too long ignored. The homicides - shootings, stabbings and beatings, some stemming from a violent political uprising in the 1970s - have deeply frustrated residents because no arrests were ever made. Many no longer trust the FBI and believe that the bureau, with jurisdiction on federal lands, lost interest in Pine Ridge after two FBI agents died during the unrest here.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 4, 2006 |
The death of a 25-year-old inmate at Santa Clara County Jail has been ruled a homicide, authorities said Monday. Joseph Boos of San Jose died from multiple trauma to the chest, said sheriff's spokesman Serg Palanov. An unresponsive Boos was found under his bed Saturday afternoon. He died at a hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 21, 1991
Washington has now recorded the three highest murder rates in the history of American big cities. A new bogus study on the District of Columbia's gun law, praised by The Times ("Facts Don't Kill People," editorial, Dec. 9), stopped with 1987. Since that time, the Washington homicide rate has risen 110% while rising 25% for big cities generally, and the authors assert the unscientific "article of faith" belief that the rate would have risen still faster without the handgun ban. How? And how did the study's authors demonstrate that the law helped until 1987?
July 6, 2009 |
The death of former NFL quarterback Steve McNair this weekend was a homicide, Nashville police said Sunday, adding it could be days before they will be able to classify the death of the woman found in the same condominium with a pistol underneath her body. McNair was shot four times -- twice in the chest and twice in the head, according to police. Sahel Kazemi, 20, had a single gunshot wound to the side of her head. Police said they have been told that McNair, who was married, was dating Kazemi.
October 17, 2012 |
Denver police are investigating what they believe is the killing of five people whose bodies were found inside a bar that may have been torched to hide the killings, authorities said Wednesday morning. The fire was reported at about 1:50 a.m. Wednesday, just before closing time at Fero's Bar and Grill. When firefighters arrived they found the bodies -- four women, one man - inside. “The business has obviously been set on fire, an arson, I'm guessing, to mask the homicide that occurred inside,” police Commander Ronald Saunier said at a televised briefing at the scene.