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Number

Title

Date

216 Political Rift over Coakley’s Shift 2/18/14
215 Death would be too good for Marathon bomber 1/30/14
214 Calm down when crime's up 1/28/14
213 SJC ruling only half the battle 12/24/13
212 Nancy Lanza -- Accessory or victim? 12/14/13
211 Takeaways from the Sandy Hook Report 11/25/13
210 Juvenile Injustice 11/21/13
209 Ghosts, Goblins and Violent Criminals 10/31/13
208 Murders of school teachers - A sad aberrations 10/25/13
207 No gain in death penalty for Sampson 9/29/13
206 Security clearance for terror 9/18/13
205 What the Tsarnaev punishment poll means 9/16/13
204 Survey: Mayoral candidates on BU biolab 8/19/13
203 Safe at sea 8/7/13
202 Deciding on death penalty in bombing case 7/31/13
201 The Chilliest of Cold Cases 7/11/13
200 Tip of the (salary) cap to the Pats 7/8/13
199 Dead woman walking free: Not quite 6/25/13
198 Chicken Little and Boston murders 6/20/13
197 Depp not right for Bulger role 6/2/13
196 The next target of terror? 5/15/13
195 Boston strong and Boston wrong 5/9/13
194 The deadly brotherly bond 4/25/13
193 Enough blast videos! 4/16/13
192 Newtown victim #27 and the Boston Marathon 4/12/13
191 Gun rights, gun control, and mass murder 4/3/13
190 Zero tolerance makes zero sense 3/22/13
189 Teachers packing heat 3/13/13
188 Fujita: Right verdict, wrong outcome 3/7/13
187 Clear sight on gun crimes 2/4/13
186 Responding to Mother Jones 1/31/13
185 The right time to do the right thing for juvenile murderers 1/27/13
184 Back-to-school fears 1/2/13
183 NRA's flawed strategy 12/21/12
182 Top 10 myths about mass shootings 12/19/12
181 Preventing Mass Murder: No easy solutions 12/15/12
180 Mass Murder Horrible Enough 12/14/12
179 Intimate Partner Violence: Down but not Out 11/29/12
178 Rethinking Life Without Parole 11/8/12
177 Victim of crime trend 10/18/12
176 Sandusky's Fate No Joke 10/8/12
175 Lessons from crime lab scandal 9/25/12
174 Romney's good failure 9/5/12
173 Justifiable homicides by police on the rise 8/22/12
172 Crime: No laughing matter? 8/20/12
171 No increase in mass shootings 8/6/12
170 Good sense has struck out 8/2/12
169 Obsessing over record victim counts 7/30/12
168 Patrick's wise move to amend 3-strikes bill 7/28/12
167 Accused mass killer: Over-exposed 7/22/12
166 The Colorado shooting and gun control 7/20/12
165 Just punishment for Penn State 7/15/12
164 Supreme Court got it (mostly) right 6/27/12
163 Where were you during the Boston Strangler case? 6/14/12
162 Crime is down -- or is it? 6/11/12
161 Violins (not violence) in schools 6/3/12
160 The Unabomber -- Still infamous after all these years 5/25/12
159 Fatal flaws in biolab report 4/24/12
158 Are police fatalities on the rise? 4/13/12
157 Altered meaning of Zimmerman’s 911 call 4/5/12
156 CA Campus Shooting: Rare event, common pattern 4/2/12
155 Supreme Court to review juvenile injustice 3/19/12
154 Movie ratings rated PG for "Poor Guide" 3/9/12
153 Pistols and paranoia 2/27/12
152 Inmate safety and emergency preparedness 2/20/12
151 Habitual offenders: Third strike or check swing? 2/17/12
150 Slogans not enough to combat bullying 1/25/12
149 Gov. Patrick gets it right 1/23/12
148 An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of prison 1/20/12
147 GOP: Gun Owners' Party 1/10/12
146 New Year’s Resolution on Punishing Kids 1/5/12
145 No sympathy for Barefoot Bandit 12/17/11
144 A life-saving holiday gift 12/16/11
143
Don't highlight record-setting bloodshed
12/9/11
142
Norway's sane insanity law 
11/29/11
141
Simulated shooting should be punished by NFL 
11/21/11
140
Supreme Court should rule against JLWOP 
11/10/11
139
The Halloween crime spike 
10/29/11
138
A good day for justice 
10/20/11
137
Time to kill the death penalty 
10/13/11
136
Killer should rest in obscurity 
10/12/11
135
Who's is to blame for the chaos?
10/11/11
134
Flawed objections to juvenile law reform
10/5/11
133
Abolish juvenile life without parole in Mass.
9/21/11
132
Inside TSA's "No lie zone"
9/9/11

131

When disgruntled customers kill

8/26/11

130

Boston’s illegal gun problem

8/24/11

129

NCAA has no death penalty

8/14/11

128

My police line-up

8/12/11

127

The lesson from VA Tech's false alarm

8/4/11

126

Walk a few feet for a Camel

8/2/11

125

The Norway massacre - An unspeakable horror

7/25/11

124

Norway massacre fits the mold

7/23/11

123

School discipline: Well-meaning but mean-spirited

7/20/11

122

Elizabeth Smart: Smart, but no expert

7/12/11

121

Boston's Violent Fourth - A recurring pattern

7/7/11

120

Lauren Astley's murder - An all-too-familiar story?

7/5/11

119

The violent video blame game

6/28/11

118

Probe academic record, not criminal record

6/20/11

117

Parole failure - Glass 1/3 empty or 2/3 full?

6/19/11

116

Vancouver riot - Disappointing, but not surprising

6/16/11

115

Policing frenzied fans

6/15/11

114

Keep parole board votes private

6/8/11

113

Abortion and crime - A missing link

6/2/11

112

The Kerrigans and the Bishops

5/27/11

111

Fewer mothers killing kids

5/23/11

110

Why mothers kill

5/20/11

109

Feds auctioning Unabomber manifesto

5/18/11

108

Profiting from murder

5/13/11

107

Murder and Mother's Day

5/6/11

106

Breaking silence on campus sexual assault

4/29/11

105

The Columbine legacy - Still strong after all these years

4/20/11

104

Notsocool.com

4/19/11

103

Why killers target prostitutes

4/15/11

102

Guns on campus - More peril than protection

4/8/11

101

Craigslist case - Take better aim on blame

4/3/11

100

Virginia Tech - A fine that's not so fine

4/1/11

99

Gribble - A quick and correct verdict

3/25/11

98

A crazy approach to insanity

3/15/11

97

Look who is bullying now

3/10/11

96

Don't forget the Cocoanut Grove tragedy

3/2/11

95

Seeking justice in the Craigslist Killer case

3/1/11

94

Parole failure and bad pitching

2/21/11

93

Backpacking heat - Concealed weapons on campus

2/17/11

92

Cupid's poisoned arrow

2/14/11

91

Surviving homicide without vengeance

2/9/11

90

Marksmanship in schools - Letter grades and loaded guns

2/2/11

89

American Parolee - Not quite reality TV

1/24/11

88

The real causes of mass murder

1/16/11

87

A vote for parole

1/14/11

86

Gun laws and mass murder

1/12/11

85

Mass murder - Unpredictable and unpreventable

1/9/11

84

Who's really to blame for parole failure?

1/6/11

83

Parole failure in perspective

12/30/10

82

Best practices for preventing another Wakefield massacre

12/26/10

81

Hate crime figures - truly unbelievable

12/13/10

80

Where were you when John Lennon was murdered?

12/8/10

79

Thanksgiving behind bars

11/24/10

78

Is Mass. really #1 in violent crime?

11/20/10

77

Dealing with criminals

11/8/10

76

Poetic justice for Spader

10/28/10

75

Life and death in the Caribbean

10/26/10

74

Death penalty no deterrent for cop killers

10/19/10

73

Death penalty - still racist after all these years

10/12/10

72

Safety on campus? Absolutely

9/29/10

71

War against gun crime: Mission not accomplished

9/28/10

70

Florida dad wins Bernie Goetz award!

9/23/10

69

Mortimer: Inspired by love?

9/21/10

68

Odgren decision: Sentencing reform needed

9/15/10

67

Crime is down, but for how long?

9/14/10

66

Why anti-bullying programs fail

8/31/10

65

When 911 is TMI

8/23/10

64

Markoff's suicide: Denied justice or just us denied?

8/17/10

63

Markoff's suicide - No surprise

8/15/10

62

A day for remembering victims

8/12/10

61

Workplace homicide: What is the risk?

8/5/10

60

Jeremy Prince - Contrition and conviction

7/30/10

59

Soft on crime or just on courage?

7/30/10

58

A state of confusion over illegals and crime

7/29/10

57

Odgren: Upon further review, should be murder two

7/26/10

56

Rat out your kids? - Some say "yes"

7/21/10

55

Celebrity week for criminals

7/13/10

54

Catching the Grim Sleeper

7/8/10

53

Heat wave has chilling effect on violent crime

7/6/10

52

Mayor Daley - Quick on the draw

7/2/10

51

Silver lining on Chicago gun decision

6/28/10

50

A tale of two funerals

6/24/10

49

Fear or crime or of illegal immigrants?

6/22/10

48

A Father's Day wish for two dads impacted by murder

6/20/10

47

Truth behind mass murder may not surprise

6/17/10

46

The appeal of gangs

6/16/10

45

Gun bill not anti-2nd Amendment

6/14/10

44

Prime time for summer crime

6/14/10

43

A Beacon Hill mulligan

6/11/10

42

Blown call on gun bill

6/9/10

41

Gov's Gun Bill on Target

6/7/10

40

Teacher's death - heroism with tragic outcome

6/4/10

39

Midnight basketball - The ABCs of sports

6/3/10

38

Boston's murderous weekend - causes and cures

6/1/10

37

CORI reform - too little, too late

5/28/10

36

Prison escape by suicide

5/24/10

35

Probation's failures threaten public safety

5/23/10

34

Witness to an execution

5/19/10

33

Chat Tuesday on death penalty

5/17/10

32

Death penalty kills the budget

5/17/10

31

Juvenile LWOP unconstitutional except for murder

5/17/10

30

Murder spike is an aberration

5/16/10

29

A eulogy and legacy for Jaewon Martin

5/13/10

28

Police cops a pathetic plea

5/12/10

27

Mothers haunted by murder

5/9/10

26

Murder and sport don't mix

5/5/10

25

Emergency preparedness drill: A "premature evacuation"

5/4/10

24

FYI: Can't execute juvenile killers

5/4/10

23

Odgren at Bridgewater - thankfully

5/3/10

22

Abolish juvenile life without parole

4/30/10

21

Life sentence for Odgren is not justice

4/29/10

20

Treatment, not punishment, for Odgren

4/27/10

19

Odgren case: Will emotions overrule motions?

4/26/10

18

LaGuer - rather be right than free?

4/22/10

17

Stephen King and John Odgren

4/21/10

16

Dead men waiting

4/20/10

15

Weekend at death row

4/16/10

14

Absurd thinking on Bishop case

4/14/10

13

C.S.I.: High school

4/13/10

12

Time and place for professional jurors

4/12/10

11

Gleeful bullying

4/10/10

10

The insanity defense for Odgren - crazy or creative?

4/7/10

9

Some mercy for the South Hadley bullies

4/4/10

8

Who's to blame for cyberbullying?

4/2/10

7

What if your child were murdered?

3/31/10

6

Obama hasn't followed through on one promise: gun control

3/29/10

5

Texas, more liberal than Mass.?

3/25/10

4

Combatting bullying requires changes in attitude

3/22/10

3

Incompetence is not injustice

3/19/10

2

Amy Bishop and the tenure process

3/19/10

1

Defending handgun bans

3/19/10