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News: Virtual Crime

Computer crime 'agent' isn't a cop at all

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2005
A Camp Dennison man's trial, set to begin Monday, raises important questions about what constitutes child pornography, how it gets into computers and who is legally liable for possessing it. Bu  

News: 'He Said, He Said'

Experts point to officer's racial slur, but city won't act

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 24, 2004
"Niggers," "natives," "neighbors." "Pickers," "diggers," "dopers." In analyzing a tape of Cincinnati Police Lt. Jeff Butler's alleged racial slur, an expert consulted by the city considered all of t  

News: Tale of the Tape

Alleged police racial slur stirs investigation

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 14, 2004
Sgt. Jeff Butler thought the tape recorder was off, and he was right. But he might have forgotten about the video camera, which was still recording his interrogation during an internal investigat  

Cover Story: Protection Racket

Public housing security grant is a cash cow for cops

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 10, 2003
The laws of nature hold that a person can't be in two different places at the same time. The policies of the Cincinnati Police Department include a similar rule: If an officer works an off-dut  

Cover Story: Don't Blow It

Don't drink and drive (or take the tests)

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2003
If you're pulled over by police and asked to touch your nose while standing with one leg in the air or to recite the alphabet, you don't have to comply. "Field sobriety tests," as they're called, a  

News: Life at Last

How the state didn't kill Jerome Campbell

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Jerome Campbell phoned June 25 from Death Row. I had agreed to witness his execution, scheduled two days later. Convicted of stabbing to death a 78-year-old man in the West End, Campbell was con  

News: It's All Up to Taft

Parole board urges clemency as execution nears

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2003
Jerome Campbell should live, according to the Ohio Adult Parole Board. For the first time since the state of Ohio reinstated capital punishment in 1981, the board has recommended clemency for a  

News: As Death Approaches

Clemency hearing highlights doubts about Jerome Campbell's execution

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2003
COLUMBUS -- With two weeks left before his execution, skepticism about Jerome Campbell's guilt seems to have spread to the Ohio Adult Parole Board. Perhaps the best sign that momentum is buildi  

Cover Story: Bloody Shoes and Snitches

Damn the DNA -- the state of Ohio says Jerome Campbell has to die

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2003
The stabbing of 78-year-old John Henry Turner created such a bloody mess that investigators knew the killer would have some of it on his clothing. Crime scene photos show pools of blood on the s  

News: Trial and Error

Innocence Project coming to the University of Cincinnati

0 Comments · Thursday, November 21, 2002
Innocent people are wrongfully convicted in this country, and DNA testing has shown the cases aren't isolated or rare. While some claim that eventual exoneration proves the system works, what i