A heroin high now costs less than a decent bottle of wine, a movie ticket or a meal for two at a fast food joint. Functioning heroin addicts are all around us yet, realize, they are one tainted glassine bag away from a meltdown -- or death.
Let's get real. The lower police mortality rate is not all attributable to cops being more careful on the job. Our justice system is keeping more criminals behind bars and for longer periods of time. Massive prison overcrowding, nationwide, proves that.
Murder buffs befriend infamous incarcerated killers and get them to send personal items -- anything from locks of their hair or fingernail clippings to handwritten letters and autographed doodles. The sickening souvenirs are then auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Would you believe these collectors buy serial killer's autographed photos, artwork and handwritten letters sent to people outside prison walls? Even an envelope bearing a handwritten return address commands a pretty penny.
What is it about the age of 18 that magically turns us into full-fledged adults with all the rights and burdens that the status implies? Nothing, really. The law had to draw a line somewhere and age 18 was chosen.
On the heels of news about the "House of Horrors" in Cleveland where three young women were held as sex slaves, Danielle is pushing for heightened awareness about how pervasive human sex trafficking is -- nationwide. For Danielle words matter.
I've always wondered why jurors aren't allowed to play a more active role in the trial process. If we count on our fellow citizens to pass judgment, don't we want them to fully understand the proceedings and the facts of a case?
We have all been bombarded by over-the-top, blaringly obnoxious commercials and lurched for the remote to turn down the volume, right? Well, now the law mandates there is to be an official place to complain.
By the time you read this, I earnestly hope that formar Marine Lance Corporal Jon Hammar is a free man. For almost four months, he has been held in a notoriously dangerous prison on a trumped up charge that he tried to bring a military weapon into Mexico.
Can a dog violate your constitutional rights? The high court recently agreed to hear two separate cases from Florida in which police dogs, trained to sniff out illegal drugs, alerted their human handlers to the presence of drugs.
The sentencing of Jerry Sandusky wasn't justice for just the ten victims who had their stories told in open court. It was also for at least a dozen other men who have now come forward to say the former Penn State football coach molested them too. I was there to see it.
Now, for the very first time, a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York has ruled on the legality of poker and come down squarely on the side of card players. Hooray for Judge Jack Weinstein who ruled that poker is a game of skill not a game of chance.