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What Is Risk-Based Sentencing?

Did you know that at least 20 states have sentencing policies that allow them to determine the severity of a criminal sentence based on factors like employment and marital status, age, education, finances, neighborhood, and family background? 427 more words

National

1938

1938

I was laughing, at Cary Grant,

and Katharine Hepburn,

black and white,

until I started remembering,

the history.

Madmen were alive then, drunk,

on power and racism, 95 more words

Exposing Risk-Based Sentencing

Did you know that at least 20 states have sentencing policies that allow them to determine the severity of a criminal sentence based on factors like employment and marital status, age, education, finances, neighborhood, and family background? 427 more words

National

White Privilege Black Burden

For days now, I have been without words, speechless. It isn’t that I have been without thought, it is simply I have not had the heart to write the words. 1,764 more words

Society

The Birmingham Church Bombing And Its Bizarre Convictions

On Sept. 15, 1963, there was a bombing at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  It was one of the most bizarre crimes of the civil rights movement.  310 more words

U.s. Politics

Beatitudes

We attended the funeral of a friend who passed earlier this month.  She was a wonderful, righteous, generous, sweet person, teacher, and friend.  The funeral was a Catholic mass, probably the third mass I’ve ever attended — including the invite-a-Jewish-friend mass I attended with a friend when I was about 11 — so I was even more unfamiliar with the ritual than I am in a slightly closer-to-home reform synagogue or Episcopalian service.  284 more words

Civil Rights