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Dallas Cowboy Player Charged with Manslaughter

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The Associated Press has reported that Dallas Cowboys practice-squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed in a one-car accident Saturday, and teammate Josh Brent was charged with manslaughter in connection with his death. Brent was speeding when […]

Putting a Price on Crime

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What costs 70 billion dollars a year, and is generally regarded as an abject failure? Answer: our criminal justice system. In the last 20 years, the incarceration rate in this country has quadrupled, but the crime problem […]

What Happens When Innocent People Confess

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The tragedy of Damon Thibodeaux is that another innocent man was imprisoned due to “false confession.” Thankfully, he was not executed. We need to do whatever it takes to make sure that no one ever is.

Can Money Set Them/Us Free?

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Government has been happy to involve the private sector in the judicial process as punitive partners. Louisiana privatized its prison system and has been able to leverage that into the largest prison population in the […]

My Thoughts on the NOPD Consent Decree

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“Yes, you have our permission to fix it.”

That is what New Orleans is telling the federal government with the announcement of a consent decree, an acceptance of a sweeping reform of the New Orleans Police […]

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