Category Archives: criminal “justice”

drugs

      “We should treat with indulgence every human folly, failing, and vice, bearing in mind that what we have before us are simply our own failings, follies, and vices. For they are just the failings of mankind to … Continue reading

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mothers (and babies) in prison

    re: “Raising babies behind bars: A bold experiment in parenting and punishment is allowing children in prison. But is that a good thing?” by Justin Jouvenal The Washington Post May 11, 2018   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/05/11/feature/prisons-are-allowing-mothers-to-raise-their-babies-behind-bars-but-is-the-radical-experiment-in-parenting-and-punishment-a-good-idea/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b4e939ea676a     *****************************************************   … Continue reading

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piling on (the Cosby trial)

    Regarding the Bill Cosby trial. And his conviction last week. Newspaper accounts noted that the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania district attorney, Kevin R. Steele, asked that Mr. Cosby’s $1 million bail be revoked, suggesting he had been convicted of … Continue reading

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Martin Shkreli

    This post concerns recent news stories about the former hedge fund manager and convicted felon Martin Shkreli, who has been dubbed — with what seems to be meanness characteristic of the press, as well as the public — … Continue reading

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Maya Schenwar on the cruelties perpetuated by the criminal “justice” system

      “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The House of the Dead (1862)       *****************************************************     A recent acquaintance with the writings of Maya Schenwar … Continue reading

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vengeance

    If I whet My glittering sword, And My hand takes hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to My enemies, And repay those who hate Me. — Deuteronomy 32:41   He is despised and rejected of men; a … Continue reading

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Pulled Over in a Rental Car

      This post relates to an article in yesterday’s New York Times.   “Pulled Over in a Rental Car, With Heroin in the Trunk” By Adam Liptak The New York Times January 1, 2018   The story is based … Continue reading

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