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United States Sentencing Commission

The United States Sentencing Commission is an independent agency within the judicial branch of government whose purpose, as stated on its site, is:

  1. To establish sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts…
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Lolo Jones can't judge Pistorious

Lolo Jones was asked during an impromptu airport interview what she thought about fellow Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who sentenced to five years of prison on October 21 for culpable homicide. 248 more words


Death By Incarceration: The Value of A Life

The mandatory sentence for anyone convicted of the murder of a police officer in the line of duty is 30 years, but the Government is to propose that this should be increased to a life sentence without parole. 457 more words


WATCH: Two involved in Westside Road shootout sentenced

KELOWNA – The judge says it is a miracle no one was killed. Two of three suspects involved in a police pursuit shootings and carjacking along Westside Road in the summer of 2012 have been sentenced. 332 more words


Feds Seek 15 Years For Former City Comptroller

CHICAGO (STMW) – Federal prosecutors say Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former city comptroller Amer Ahmad should be sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Ahmad—who skipped bail and fled to Pakistan in April after pleading guilty to a kickback scheme he ran while he was Ohio’s deputy state treasurer—deserves the hefty sentence for “a remarkable abuse of office,” the U.S. 291 more words


Sentencing In Miami For Convicted Terror Backer

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman is expected to be sentenced Friday. 144 more words


Khaya Dlanga: Does race distort the scales of justice?

Khaya Dlanga: Does race distort the scales of justice? via Mail & Guardian

Did Pistorius’s race play a subconscious role in the judgment and sentencing? 162 more words