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Misdemeanor Arrests Drop Steeply in Many Cities

Major police departments are arresting fewer people for minor crimes, reports the Wall Street Journal. Statistical studies show a deep, years-long decline in misdemeanor cases across New York and California and in cities throughout other…
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Foundation Complains About Guyger Judge, Bible

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates the separation of church and state, filed a complaint that a Texas judge overstepped her authority when she prayed with and gave a Bible to former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger,…
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Community Justice, Maori-Style

As U.S. policy makers look to dismantle mass incarceration, a pair of New Zealand programs that involve the larger community in setting parameters for punishment and rehabilitation may be worth a closer look. Earlier this month, I attended…

NY Judge Quits After Posting Noose on Facebook

Kyle Canning became a judge in the rural town of Altona, N.Y., last year. Soon after, he posted an image of a noose in front of a black background on his Facebook page. “IF WE WANT TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE EVIL…
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