Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Hollywood actors harassed by police?

Hollywood actors harassed by police?

Two Hollywood stars claim they were harassed by a police officer--all because of their race.  Cherie Johnson and her boyfriend Dennis White were driving through South Carolina on their way to Myrtle Beach for a romantic getaway when they were pulled over for allegedly speeding.  A little while later, the couple got on the highway and passed some cotton fields and decided to stop and get a better look.  They took some photos in the field and returned to their car to find a cop parking behind it. That's when things took an ugly turn. Cherie and Dennis claim that the officer grabbed his gun and told Cherie to get in the car.

The couple claims the officer proceeded to interrogate them about drugs and even searched their car.  They say he pulled a tea bag out of Dennis’ bag and alleged that it was marijuana, but then realized his error.  At one point, they claim he told Cherie that there was a warrant out for her arrest, but later admitted that there was no warrant.  Both Cherie and Dennis were handcuffed, though they weren’t arrested.

Are you worried about a government shutdown?

updated 2:08 PM EDT, Mon September 30, 2013
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60% Yes
40% No
'Puppy Doe' beaten and left for dead

'Puppy Doe' beaten and left for dead

Authorities are searching for the people responsible for the torture and death of “Puppy Doe”.  “Puppy Doe” was found starving and badly beaten in a Massachusetts park.  The injuries were so severe that veterinarians couldn’t save her.

Tens of thousands of people are rallying to Puppy Doe’s case and demanding justice. But unfortunately, Puppy Doe is just one example of the way animals are routinely mistreated in the U.S.

Puppy Doe

Who tortured 'Puppy Doe'?

Thousands of people have emailed us asking to help find whoever is responsible for the heinous torture of “Puppy Doe”.

According to the Animal Rescue League of Boston, “Puppy Doe,” the young adult female dog in this photo was found alive August 31, 2013, in the vicinity of Carrolls Lane in Quincy, Massachusetts, near the Whitwell Street playground and the campus of Quincy Medical Center. She weighed less than half what a normal, healthy dog of her size should. Due to the extent of her injuries, she could not be saved by veterinarians.

So many great Pet of the Day pics!

So many great Pet of the Day pics!

We have received so many great pet photos that we cant keep up! Here is another mega-gallery of some of the awesome pet photos you have sent in.  Keep them coming by sending your pet photos to Jane@hlntv.com  And check back for more galleries. We want to showcase your pet! 

You have all seen Jane Velez-Mitchell's rescue dogs, including little Rico who is on the show every Friday. Now Jane wants to see your pets! Each day, Jane will feature her "Pet of the Day" -- all pet pictures sent in by you! Want to see your pet featured as one of Jane's "Pet of the Day"? Just email your pic to jane@hlntv.com.

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?

Is Jodi Arias heading for a settlement?  It was just announced that a settlement conference is scheduled for October 24th.  Jodi Arias, her defense team and prosecutors will all meet to discuss a possible settlement. 

Is this just standard procedure or could we actual see some kind of deal instead of a retrial of the penalty phase.  Jodi Arias was convicted of first-degree murder in the brutal killing of Travis Alexander and the jury decided the murder qualifies for the death penalty. But when it came to deciding life or death for Jodi, the jury was hung and could not decide.  The conviction will stand no matter what but a deal could be made that would take the death penalty off the table.

Teacher who raped student only serves 31 days

Teacher who raped student only serves 31 days

A Montana teacher only spent 31 days in jail for the rape of a 14-year-old student. Stacey Rambold was a teacher at Billings Senior High School in Montana. In 2008, Rambold was charged with three counts of sexual intercourse without consent with a 14-year-old student. That student committed suicide just before her 17th birthday.

On Thursday, Rambold was released from jail after serving his 31 days. The judge who handed out this controversial sentence said the 14-year-old student seemed “older than her chronological age”.  Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to Heidi Damon a sexual assault survivor and her panel of legal experts to get their reaction to this sentence.  

What should happen to Jodi Arias?

updated 3:55 PM EDT, Thu September 26, 2013
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24% They should settle
76% They should retry death penalty phase
Let's save these pets!

Let's save these pets!

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

Red flags missed for Navy Yard shooter

Red flags missed for Navy Yard shooter

The FBI released some of the security camera video from the Navy Yard shooting. At the same time we are learning more about the shooter and what could have possibly led him to commit such a heinous act.  There were many red flags. But why was nothing done? Jane Velez-Mitchell and her panel of experts look at the red flags and warning signs. 

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook and follow Jane on Twitter

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