After twenty-two years of not being able to successfully identify the person responsible for the death of “Baby Hope,” police in New York City have arrested and charged a man with murder. The man is accused of sexually assaulting the four-year-old child and then killing her and stuffing her body in a picnic cooler. The picnic cooler was found near the side of the highway in 1991.
The War on Drugs, four decades and billions of dollars later, has largely been a failure, with thousands of Americans serving harsh sentences for low-level drug crimes.
In an earlier post, we wrote that the U.S. Justice Department made a major change in its drug sentencing policy in order to curtail taxpayer spending and reduce overcrowding in prisons.
With a history as long and storied as Riverside’s, there are sure to be a few skeletons in the closet. And this Halloween, you can experience the spooky history of our city by going on Ghost Walk Riverside!
Ghost Walk Riverside is an exciting tour, now in its twenty-second year, through some of the oldest and most historic buildings in the city. Prepare to be thrilled and frightened by tales of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls!
Since former president Ronald Reagan declared a War on Drugs in 1971, the U.S. has waged a decades-long battle against drug use. The Drug Enforcement Administration was established to handle the drug problem, D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) was implemented to teach school kids to just say no, and mandatory minimum sentences were imposed for drug offenders.
But today, after years of effort and billions of dollars, many are calling the War on Drugs a failure. Among them is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.
After taking a brief hiatus for the summer months, the San Bernardino Symphony will return this fall for its 2013-14 season! This is the eighty-fifth season that the San Bernardino Symphony has been delighting our community.
The San Bernardino Symphony offers a number of exciting concerts this year, and we encourage you to attend with your friends and family. The concert schedule for the 2013-14 season is as follows:
“I’m f***ed in the head alright. I think I’ma (sic) shoot up a kindergarten and watch the blood of the innocent rain down and eat the beating heart of one of them.”
This is a disturbing declaration. Understandably, one very concerned woman reported this comment to the authorities, which then arrested the person responsible and charged him with making terrorist threats.
This summer, the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside celebrates acclaimed director Alfred Hitchcock with Hitchcock Fridays Film Festival.
Hitchcock is one of the most acclaimed directors of all time, having directed classics such as Psycho, Rear Window, Vertigo, and North by Northwest. He is regarded by many as the most influential filmmaker of all time, thanks to his innovative techniques in the suspense and psychological genres as well as his distinct directing style.
The U.S. Supreme Court has recently ruled that law enforcement may collect the DNA of arrested suspects, according to an article in USA Today.
The case will have significant implications for both the criminal justice system as well as the privacy rights of citizens.
There’s nothing quite like enjoying a cool summer evening with friends and family. The great weather and company make for a wonderful time. And Riverside offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy outdoor activities with loved ones, including festivals, summer concerts, and more!
This summer, the Riverside Downtown Partnership and the City of Riverside Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department join together to offer Riverside residents a series of free family movies.
The topic of driving under the influence has been very much in the public eye recently. First, there was the issue facing the U.S. Supreme Court regarding whether or not warrantless, nonconsensual blood draws in cases of suspected DUIs are legal (by the way, the Supreme Court ruled they are not). Then, with some states legalizing the use of marijuana, there have been questions about the impact that change would have on DUIs. Recently, there has also been the question of how states can legally prove a driver’s intoxication when it comes to marijuana.