I witnessed the House Oversight Committee’s Hearing, where former attorney and now convicted felon, Michael Cohen testified, on February 27, 2019. Chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings. (D) Maryland, it was well- conducted, in my opinion. I thought it astounding in content and execution. As important was Mr. Cohen’s mea culpa moment that revealed the man’s […]
An Awful Demonstration of Cruelty, Timidity, and Aversion to Change. Normal indicators suggest that Criminal Justice Reform (CJR) is not among priorities even on the Trump administration’s D- list. One might rightly conclude that the time and money expended so far, is either to appease the system’s critics or foot-drag the issue to 2020. Some […]
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More evidence that the criminal justice system, as it is today, does not work for us.
Perpetrators Allowed To Plead Guilty to Lesser Counts https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/investigations/article/Southern-Baptist-sexual-abuse-spreads-as-leaders-13588038.php …
When does a refugee camp become a neighborhood, a town or a city? What moment transforms it from temporary shelter to permanent domicile? How many years of prayer before a tent is a home? Not a minimum security prison, crowded pens, or perennial coups. How many silent years? How many long despairing years? Outdoor warehouses […]
The Crimes of Criminal Justice
Baptist Pastor Calls for Stoning Disruptive Children to Death Baptist Pastor Calls for Stoning Disruptive Children to Death https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/01/baptist-pastor-god-says-rebellious-teens-and-lazy-gamers-should-be-put-to-death/?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=WebPush&utm_campaign=ProgSecHum_WebPush Keep Religion and State Separate.
Do we have facts to work with The answer is elementary for most of us. Too simple and obvious to bother mulling. If one is aligned with Republican political philosophy, they might bristle, suspecting the questioner’s motives, so out of the ordinary, that there is insufficient exploratory time for thinking. Everybody knows that it’s Nancy […]
Risks of Appeasement
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There are ways to avoid the truth. First, close your eyes and pretend it’s not there (easy and popular, but very dangerous) The second approach is to manage the continuing issue. Obfuscate the issue: add decoys, red herrings, a couple of scapegoats and whatever extraneous are within reach. Convince others that it’s unclear what the […]
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