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Kids get police, fire and EMS training at NTC

From wsau.com: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” — It’s the big question we all face when we’re young, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Common answers are firefighter or police officer and middle and high school students from the Wausau Boys and Girls Club got the chance to live out that dream on Wednesday. 300 more words

NTC

Race and criminal injustice

So, I listened to this slightly old Gist podcast this morning.  Sure, I know about the role of race and social class in our criminal justice system, but it still remains bracing and distressing to hear first-hand accounts of the institutional racism.   461 more words

Politics

Surviving Prison Violence

The public hears a lot about prisoner on prisoner violence in jails and prisons. And they believe all of it without any knowledge of the stresses and dangers that exist in most prisons, including serious overcrowding. 751 more words

Prison

SHSU Offers First Master’s Degree in Victim Services Management

Sam Houston State University’s College of Criminal Justice is launching a Master of Sciences program in Victim Services Management this fall, “the first program of its kind to be offered in the nation,” said Dr. 210 more words

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Can Gun Control Stop Mass Shootings? (Part 2)

After a bit of a break for vacation.  I’m returning with Part 2 of my consideration of whether or not gun control can stop mass shootings ( 3,349 more words

Criminal Justice

Every F---ing Day of My Life

Do you feel safe at home?

 It’s a question you were probably asked last time you visited your doctor. Between getting your blood pressure and pecking away at the computer the rooming nurse sneaks in this question between those about smoking and previous MRSA infections, often times not even looking up from the computer screen. 647 more words

Documentary

Right Wing Politicians in Robes May Have Just Killed Obamacare

© Josh Sager – July 2014

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court ruled on the Halbig v. Burwell case and, in doing so, may have set in motion the complete destruction of the Affordable Care Act (AKA. 784 more words

Policy Discussion