We’ll never know why Walter Scott decided to run from former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager. Maybe his delinquent child support payments had something to do with it. 338 more words
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Well, it seems that it’s that time again. This week, I’m doing my civic duty–jury duty, that is.
Having lived during my professional life in four different states, I’ve been called for jury duty in three of the four, and each state’s procedures regarding juries is a little different than all the rest. 334 more words
Restorative justice and its innovative potential in the judicial system. – “If the word ‘reformist’ is not used as a definition for the restorative movement, an abundant scientific production generated by experts and practitioners agrees to qualify it as a real new approach of criminal justice.[…] The characteristics of the judicial system would be therefore stigmatization and exclusion (given the importance of prison in the system of penalties) of an individual convicted of violation of the moral code of a society; consequently any one found guilty will be inflicted a pain (deprivation, coercion) proportionate to the gravity and the awareness of the act committed in order to deter and reform the offender and to protect the society. 3,547 more words
Black Lives Matter (BLM) has certainly opened my eyes to many shades of white racism. I confess this with a large dollop of embarrassment. As a white, middle-class, middle-aged, man, someone who the college kids today would consider thoroughly privileged, I thought I knew white people.1,018 more words