Harvey “Sluggo” Wasserman: The Drug War is a giant cash cow, not only for the prison owners, but for the cops, guards, lawyers, judges, bailiffs and all the other operatives whose livelihood depends on destroying those of the nation’s tens of millions cannabis customers.
Jaime O’Neill: Now, with death stalking me, along with all the other members of my slip, slidin’ away generation, I find myself in the precarious position of depending on the FBI, the CIA, and the other intelligence gathers I’ve mistrusted for most of my adult life
Matt Bogdanow: Jails ostensibly exist to keep us safe, but from everything I’ve read, no studies have been able to prove that increased incarceration has a meaningful impact on reducing crime.
Marcy Winograd: In a victory for that high school student and for all advocates of non-violent political speech inspired by the kneeling football quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Glendale-based law firm Bush Gottlieb persuaded a federal court to enjoin the school district from banning kneeling during high school games.
Secret List of Problem Deputies Thwarts Constitutional Justice Fifty-four years ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prosecutors must make defendants aware of all evidence that might be favorable to their cases, including information that could undermine the credibility of the government witnesses who, for the most part, are police officers. That constitutional principle is […]
WJ Astore: This sacralization of the gun, its elevation as a totem of strength and virility, its hugely symbolic presence in American life, is an important reason why gun control efforts largely fail, even in the aftermath of horrendous mass shootings.
hy, despite their popularity in polls, and their numerical advantage, do gun control advocates consistently lose on the federal level and in many states? In a recent New York Times opinion piece Hahrie Han, a professor of political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, argues that gun control organizations have to learn strategy and […]
Harvey Wasserman: The Packers must hire Colin Kaepernick. They need another quarterback. He is the best one available. As an owner, I have made my decision.
Jim Lafferty: We are not at the point of America becoming a Fascist nation, but we sure as hell should take very serious those growing number of Fascists and their fellow travelers
Michael Hertz: The court had stopped allowing service by certified mail because too many defendants refused to sign the certificate, or the wrong person signed it.
Nancy Scheper-Hughes: He’s a mean bully and the university is giving this arrogant clown all the publicity he wants, and he wants there to be riots – he tells the media that he expects riots, and he says it with a smirk. Gotcha, Berkeley!
Robert Koehler: Both victim and defendant must choose to be a part of this process, which involves, in lieu of traditional court proceedings, the convening of a peace circle in which all those impacted by the crime are given the chance to talk about how the incident affected them.
David A. Love: Marilyn Mosby, the head prosecutor in Baltimore, faced blowback from police for having the audacity to go after officers accused of brutality.