Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Men Behind The Mask

Three actors who portrayed the iconic villain Jason Voorhees discuss the fraternity of Friday the 13th and reminisce on the glory days of slasher cinema.
KILLING TIME From left to right, Steve Dash, C.J. Graham and Kane Hodder reflect on their roles as the notorious celluloid slasher Jason Voorhees at a Days of the Dead panel discussion held Feb. 3 in Atlanta. (Photo Credit James Swift)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What Drives - And Deters - The Domestic Terrorist? (Part Two)

Part two of an exclusive interview with leading forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner on what makes a mass murderer - and what can be done to prevent those at risk of becoming killers from realizing their homicidal fantasies.
FACES OF DEATH The profile of the modern American domestic terrorist doesn't firmly contour to one race, gender or ideology. Despite their disparate political beliefs, Dr. Michael Welner said that many mass murderers are nonetheless driven by the same underlying motives - and may likewise be discouraged from deadly attacks by the same intervention tactics.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

What Drives - And Deters - The Domestic Terrorist? (Part One)

Part one of an exclusive interview with leading forensic psychiatrist Dr. Michael Welner on what makes a mass murderer - and what can be done to prevent those at risk of becoming killers from realizing their homicidal fantasies.
FACES OF DEATH The profile of the modern American domestic terrorist doesn't firmly contour to one race, gender or ideology. Despite their disparate political beliefs, Dr. Michael Welner said that many mass murderers are nonetheless driven by the same underlying motives - and may likewise be discouraged from deadly attacks by the same intervention tactics.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

One Last Day at the Dome

The Atlanta Falcons' final game at the Georgia Dome came with the ultimate closing gift - an opportunity for the franchise to go to the Super Bowl for only the second time in its 51-year history.

THE LAST HURRAH Falcons fans gathered at the Georgia Dome on Jan. 22 to watch the hometown team beat the Green Bay Packers 44-21 - in the process, punching their tickets to Super Bowl 51. (Photo Credit James Swift)

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Advocates Take Stand Against Laws Criminalizing Homelessness

Policy experts discuss the far-reaching - and counterproductive - implications of ordinances targeting homeless individuals and take a look at upcoming legislation that could help cities and states combat homelessness without resorting to criminal or civil penalties.

ILLEGAL TO EXIST? Over the last 10 years, the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (NLCHP) has noted a drastic uptick in the number of cities across America enacting ordinances barring homeless individuals from camping, sleeping and sometimes even sitting in public spaces. "It does not work, it's ineffective, it's expensive and it's often unconstitutional," said NLCHP Senior Attorney Tristia Bauman, "and it will not produce the results that communities need, which is to end visible homelessness."

Friday, December 9, 2016

Affordable Housing Activists Brace For Funding Crunch Under Trump Administration

The National Low Income Housing Coalition anticipates major reductions in federal housing spending during Trump's presidency - but they also see potential funding opportunities arising from his infrastructure investment proposals.

A LOOMING LOW-INCOME HOUSING CRISIS? Representatives of the National Low Income Housing Coalition fear major cuts to HUD and USDA housing and rental assistance programs under Trump's presidency, but they remain optimistic that programs can stay afloat through nontraditional funding streams - including mortgage interest deduction reform. (Photograph courtesy the United States Department of Agriculture.)

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Online Child Sextortion Is On The Rise, Law Enforcement Experts Warn

Since 2012, F.B.I. sextortion cases have increased almost 500 percent. Experts say children are at a heightened risk of becoming victims - and offenders' targets are getting even younger. 

THE NEW 'STRANGER DANGER' The rise of social media has given child predators an entirely different kind of hunting ground - one that gives offenders virtual, 24/7 access to victims. (Photograph courtesy the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.)