The Scam Wall Street Learned from the Mafia
is Matt Taibbi's take on the recent convictions
in the municipal bond bid-rigging case of United States v. Dominick P. Carollo, Steven E. Goldberg, and Peter S. Grimm
. These three fraudsters are among the fifteen convicted so far with regard to the federal government's investigation into nationwide municipal bond bid-rigging schemes. [more inside]
'You Can't See Why on an fMRI.'
Brian Doherty explores the vagaries of the insanity defense, centering on the sad cases of Andrea Yates
and Eric Clark
The truth about Kitty Genovese.
They say she was the woman stabbed to death before 38 witnesses who did nothing. They "didn't want to get involved." To many, her name rings synonymous with "public apathy" and the "bystander effect.
" Unfortunately, the details - and the meat - of her case are largely misunderstood. None of that, however, diminishes the tragedy of her death, not only for her family and friends, but also for her lover.