Emma Ockerman

Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby Isn't Getting Out of Prison Anytime Soon

The 82-year-old is currently serving up to 10 years in prison after he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.
Emma Ockerman
7 hours ago
homelessness crisis

Here’s How Cities Are Making It Illegal to Be Homeless

A new report on 187 urban and rural cities found a marked increase in “anti-homeless” laws aimed at getting people off the streets.
Emma Ockerman
15 hours ago
Homelessness

The Homeless Moms Who Took Over a Vacant Oakland Home Say They Aren't Going Anywhere

The sheriff’s office is set to evict the four women and their children on Dec. 17.
Emma Ockerman
4 days ago
prison

Prison Officials Made an 8-Year-Old Girl Get Strip-Searched Before Visiting Her Dad

They didn’t find any contraband on her.
Emma Ockerman
4 days ago
R. Kelly

R. Kelly Indicted for Allegedly Bribing an Official So He Could Marry 15-Year-Old Aaliyah

It's the first time the 52-year-old R&B singer has faced any criminal charges for the illegal marriage.
Emma Ockerman
4 days ago
police

An LA Cop Was Caught Appearing to Fondle a Dead Woman's Breasts on Body Camera Footage​​

The officer hasn't been named but was placed on administrative leave with pay.
Emma Ockerman
12.5.19
Homelessness

Trump’s Pick to Lead Homelessness Council Thinks Free Food Is ‘Enabling’

Robert Marbut's consulting website outlining his views to combat homelessness was deleted, but not before an advocate captured screenshots.
Emma Ockerman
12.4.19
rikers island

Rikers Guards Reportedly Stood By for Minutes as a Teen Tried to Hang Himself

It took seven minutes before jail officials intervened.
Emma Ockerman
12.4.19
Policing

An Oregon Town Can't Afford a Police Force, So Regular People Are Taking Over

The team of citizen crime-watchers can purportedly spot "hardcore criminals" on looks alone.
Emma Ockerman
12.3.19
Policing

'Very Disturbing': A Chicago Cop Body-Slammed a Man Who Allegedly Spit on Him

After the man hit the ground, he lay motionless for the remainder of a now-viral 42-second bystander video.
Emma Ockerman
12.2.19
Opioids

Opioid Execs Who Bribed Doctors with Strip-Club Visits Just Got Their Convictions Partly Overturned

A judge ruled there wasn’t enough evidence to prove the Insys execs intended for doctors to illegally push the fentanyl drug Subsys.
Emma Ockerman
11.27.19
melania trump

Melania Tried to Talk to a Bunch of Teens About the Opioid Crisis, and They Were Not About It

Watch a crowd of teens boo the first lady throughout her speech.
Emma Ockerman
11.26.19
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