When we find ourselves saying, "uh-oh, he must be dangerous, he's ex-military," let's catch ourselves and realize that if the veteran is dangerous, he is dangerous for us, not against us.
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Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans who struggle with the anger and emotional outbursts of combat trauma are more than twice as likely as other veterans...
It's not about carving out specialty justice for veterans, but rather about putting similar systems in place that help divert vulnerable populations who require services rather than incarceration.
As a nation, we need to provide our veterans with productive jobs back in society. Only a strong moral commitment from both business and government can achieve this. All of us need to work towards this end.
Last week I reported for jury duty at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in downtown Los Angeles. Right after lunch, my name was called to sit in the jury box.
With the year end celebrations mostly behind us it's time to look ahead. 2010 is just days away and as I do every year here's my wish list for a year...
Our legal system must devise new ways to cope with the veterans in the criminal justice system for nonviolent offenses. The first veterans court, in Buffalo, New York, is already showing results.
To answer the soldier's service with a jail sentence for behavior that might very well stem from their service makes a mockery of their bravery.
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