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Rauner Appoints 28 To Panel Reviewing Criminal Justice Overhaul

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has named 28 people to a new commission that will look at criminal justice and sentencing changes in Illinois. 127 more words


Decatur Clinic Encore Athlete of the Month, Savanna Naylor.

Congratulations to the Decatur Encore Athlete of the Month, Savanna Naylor! Savanna is a junior at Decatur Heritage and is a member of the… 59 more words

Retired Federal Judge Regrets Delivering 55-Year Weed Sentence

The Huffington Post

Three marijuana sales landed 24-year-old Weldon Angelos in prison for 55 years — and the federal judge who sentenced him is now speaking out against the penalty. 540 more words

Paul Cassell

Caleb Gee reblogged this on United States Hypocrisy and commented:

Whether the Judge feels guilt over technically being "forced" to hand out such an extreme sentence, a sentence that has ruined the lives of an entire family, the fact is that he allowed himself to be an agent of evil by doing what he was told instead of resigning his position. Although I do not want to pass eternal judgement on this Judge (whereas his job description does entail passing eternal judgement on people), the truth is that evil cannot be carried out without both the willing and the not-so-willing foot soldiers alike who fail to take a stand against injustice. What's more, this case is no anomaly. Millions of families have been ripped apart by the failed "War on Drugs".

Disclosure of unused evidence in a criminal trial

Part 2 of the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 makes provision for the publication of a Code of Practice which sets out how police officers are to record, retain and reveal to the prosecutor material obtained in a criminal investigation. 121 more words

Chapter 5

The good cops need to stand up

I’ve probably made this point before, but to me, what really ruins the reputation of the police is good cops standing by and supporting the bad cops who do horrible things.   559 more words

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A Year Finding Myself

I am glad I stayed home this year. I found out that graphic design was not the major for me and that my heart was in public service. 378 more words