Oakland Man Gets Life In Prison For Torture, Holding Girlfriend & Kids HostageA man has been sentenced to life in prison on charges including kidnapping and torture for holding his former girlfriend and their five young children hostage for 10 days at his North Oakland home in January.
Immigration Agents Capture 5 Alleged Human Rights Violators Hiding Out In Bay AreaFederal agents arrested 50 international fugitives nationwide this week, including five from the Bay Area, accused of committing heinous human violations in their home countries.
Salinas Women Convicted Of Starving, Beating, Torturing 3 Children Will Spend The Rest Of Their Lives In PrisonChristian DeAnda received the maximum sentence of life in prison for committing torture, plus 13 years for child abuse. Her partner, Eraca Craig was sentenced to 11 years in state prison for child abuse.
Dianne Feinstein: Torture Program 'Far More Brutal' Than CIA ClaimedAmerican embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a report on the CIA's harsh interrogation techniques at secret overseas facilities after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese PrisonGao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.
Redwood City Man Pleads No Contest To Torturing Puppy To Death In Front Of DaughterA man accused of torturing a puppy to death in front of his 4-year-old daughter pleaded no contest to child endangerment charges in Redwood City on Friday in exchange for no more than three years in prison.
Richmond Mother Jailed For Torturing, Killing Young Son Released From State HospitalA Richmond mother has been freed three years after a judge found her criminally insane and committed her to a mental hospital after the 2006 killing of her 8-year-old son.
Bin Laden Shooter: Navy Seals Asked Not To Use Metallica For TortureAccording to the anonymous Navy SEAL who claims to have killed Osama bin Laden, Metallica asked that their music not be used for torture after the band discovered…
'Zero Dark Thirty' Director Defends Torture ScenesDirector Kathryn Bigelow is defending torture scenes in “Zero Dark Thirty,” saying the military hunt for Osama bin Laden wasn’t free of moral consequences.
Woman To Stand Trial In Brutal San Mateo Boiling Water AttackA judge has ordered trial for a California woman charged with pouring boiling water on her sleeping ex-husband in a jealous rage over another woman.
Benicia Man Sentenced In Torture, Murder Of Martinez TeenBenicia resident Robert Gardner was sentenced to 29 years to life in prison Thursday morning for his role in the torture and murder of a Martinez teenager days before Christmas in 2009.
'Torture Memo' Lawsuit Against UC Berkeley Professor Tossed OutA former senior Department of Justice lawyer who wrote the so-called “torture memos” authorizing harsh treatment of suspected terrorists is protected from lawsuits, according to an appeals court ruling.