Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

Our attorney general, ladies and gents

While this afternoon press secretary Sean Spicer reminded the audience that Jews in Germany exterminated by the Third Reich weren’t Germans, the attorney general drew an outline of an America that resembles Dresden after the firebombing. At a speech delivered … Continue reading

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‘The death penalty in Nebraska is broken’

Wow: Nebraska became the first conservative state in more than 40 years to abolish the death penalty on Wednesday when lawmakers boldly voted 30-19 to override the governor’s veto. There are 10 inmates on Nebraska’s death row — the 11th … Continue reading

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Solzhenitsyn: ‘Wherever the law is, crime can be found’

Here’s the problem with a jury trial in the Freddie Gray case: While Ms. Mosby offered a detailed timeline of the events surrounding Mr. Gray’s death, she did not reveal any of the evidence supporting it. Nor did she say … Continue reading

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The drug war and ‘social control’: David Simon

Using his experience as a cops reporter, David Simon, creator of “The Wire,” analyzes what has happened in Baltimore, addressing the comment I’ve read about What To Do about a city whose police force boasts a black chief and most … Continue reading

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Crime and punishment, USA

I wondered about the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev middle finger myself. Turns out there’s a longer video. The young sociopath looks bored, not defiant: But let’s assume that he really had stuck his middle finger up in anger and contempt. Why would … Continue reading

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“Although incarceration has a role to play in our justice system, widespread incarceration at the federal, state and local levels is both ineffective and unsustainable”

Genuine good news: Mr. Holder’s speech on Monday deplores the moral impact of the United States’ high incarceration rate: although it has only 5 percent of the world’s population, it has 25 percent of its prisoners, he notes. But he … Continue reading

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