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Whenever religion becomes involved, sophomoric stunts by 14-year-old boys become no laughing matter to the offended.
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Rage has no brain. Rage doesn't stop to think about consequences. Rage acts first and thinks later. It cannot be "treated" punitively.
The retroactive amendment represents a watershed moment in federal drug sentencing that will likely bring relief to tens of thousands of federal prisoners. To clear up some misconceptions on the matter, we're presenting answers to some of the most commonly asked questions.
A man from Kentucky was arrested and tossed in jail late last month for allegedly making terroristic threats and supposedly threatening to kill students at a school when he posted lyrics by a metal band on his Facebook page.
Ray Rice should spend time behind bars and you shouldn't care what happens to his football career. It's irrelevant.
Brazil is the world's murder capital. Its grisly toll cannot be put down to a so-called culture of violence. To the contrary: These preventable deaths are a result of policy failures. Brazil's violent crime wave can be reversed.
Using what you consider to be the ultimate pejorative word to describe someone critical of your work, Mr. Former D.A., is unethical, sexist, selfish and weak. Like most bullies are.
Maybe what victims really need is support and understanding from the media and the public, and some accountability and transparency from the legal system.
Admittedly, I'm not typical. Very few college graduates end up in prison in the first place -- the reason I detailed my particular history was to show how it could have happened to someone like me.
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I'm not suggesting that crime isn't a problem in the United States. It is a problem, particularly with regard to violent crimes involving firearms, but it is a problem that has diminished over recent decades.
In the criminal justice reform arena, states have taken the lead. From rolling back harsh mandatory minimum sentences to decreasing their prisons' populations states are taking steps to be smart on crime.
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As a former prosecutor looking in, it's hard to begin. The criminal case against Rice was a no-brainer, a proverbial first and goal. But something was rotten in the State of Jersey.
As long as we have the death penalty, we run the risk that the State will take the life of the wrong person. Little offends democracy more than the State killing -- or even almost killing -- an innocent person.
No less a brainiac than Albert Einstein could have weighed in on the phenomenally ineffective efforts of American aviation and law enforcement to combat laser attacks on airplanes.
Seven million are under carceral supervision. What's more, this seemingly compulsive desire to confine, which was once exclusively associated with America, is now becoming a global phenomenon.
Don't worry about cost. The system will add value to your house. Furthermore, your homeowner's insurance might give a discount if you have a solid security system.