Following a recent terrorist attack in Manhattan that killed eight and injured 12 President Donald Trump attacked the criminal justice system. He suggested that the criminal justice system was partially at fault for terrorist acts. “We need quick justice, and ...Read More »
The absurdity of the death penalty has been on display across the country this month. For the second time in recent years, a condemned killer emerged alive from the Ohio death house, reported the Columbus Dispatch. The scheduled execution of ...Read More »
The woman found guilty in the sensational homicide-by-text case has been sentenced to prison. Twenty-year-old Michelle Carter was found guilty in June by a Massachusetts judge of involuntary manslaughter in the 2014 suicide of her boyfriend, Conrad Roy III. Carter ...
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The Trump administration’s first budget is big on public safety. The budget includes $27.7 billion for the Justice Department, including what the White House calls “critical law enforcement, public safety and immigration enforcement programs and activities.” President Trump is asking ...
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The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are over. One diving pool turned green, but no dead bodies were washed ashore during sand volleyball matches so it could have been worse. The United States won more medals and gold medals than any ...Read More »
Ryan Lochte faced off against his teammate and friend Michael Phelps in the 200 meter medley. Phelps is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Lochte is no slouch, but he has toiled in the shadow of Phelps his entire ...Read More »
In 2008, Barack Obama ran a campaign promising changes from the past eight years under George W. Bush. His slogan was “Change we can believe in.” Eight years later, Donald Trump is trying to convince voters that they need a ...Read More »
Prosecutors are the most powerful figures in the criminal justice system. The proliferation of criminal statutes along with sentence enhancements and mandatory minimum sentencing have constricted the discretion and authority of judges and expanded the power of prosecutors. The shift ...Read More »
Every time I hear a politician claiming their problems are due to the liberal, dishonest or sensationalistic media, it sounds like “Scooby Doo” villains bemoaning the fact that they didn’t get away with their silly scheme because of “those meddling ...Read More »
Khizr Khan at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia spoke from the heart, on behalf of himself and his wife Ghazala Khan, regarding their son, Captain Humayun Khan of the United States Army. Their son was killed in Iraq in ...Read More »
After watching the two major party conventions and the aftermath from each, many Americans find themselves wondering how they ended up with these two candidates for President. It’s simple. They chose them. Somehow the candidates other people vote for always ...Read More »