Extortion, in common law, an act of a public official who uses his or her position to obtain money or property illegally. Many states define the crime more broadly to include blackmail and similar acts committed by anyone.
The TV show "Prison Break" is the story of a structural engineer named Michael Scofield who gets himself locked up so that he can help his brother escape death row. Learn about some amazing real-life escapes.
If justice is blind, then why do some court decisions spark outrage and violence? Even with an impartial jury, court cases don't always go according to plan.