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Juvenile Justice: When Poverty Looks Like Delinquency

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The essence of the juvenile court idea, and of the juvenile court movement, is the recognition of the obligation of the great mother state to her neglected and erring children, and her obligation to deal with them as children and wards, rather than to class them as criminals and drive them by harsh measures into…
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Eric Holder Comes Out Supporting The Legalization of Marijuana

Soon after Attorney General Eric Holder tendered his resignation, he appears to be cozying up to the idea of making an argument for the legalization of marijuana. This is a drastic shift in ideology, as Holder has resisted the shift from his past non-support for legalization over his tenure as Attorney General. In an interview…
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Who’s at Fault When a Child Kills a Man with an Uzi? Apparently, Nobody.

Last week in Arizona, a 9 year old girl accidently shot and killed her instructor at a gun range while being taught how to fire an Uzi submachine. The fact that this man was killed is awful, but let’s step back for a second and take in something that is even more appalling: A 9…
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Why Lie In Texas? It’s Good Business!

You know those gangster movies where some poor sap is getting worked over by pug-ugly thugs and then one of them says, “Hey, Louie, if you just tell us what we want to hear, we’ll let you go,” and the poor soul, stuck between a rock and a hard place – perhaps literally – gives…
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“OPERATION RUBDOWN”: How Rhode Island Accidentally Legalized Prostitution

OPERATION RUBDOWN. Depending on how sexually repressed you are, maybe you interpreted that title differently from your peers. To Rhode Island, Operation Rubdown isn’t a XXX flick (See, I knew that’s where your head was at). Instead, it was part of a legal gaffe that left eggs on the faces of lawmakers when they accidently…
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