Monthly Archives: October 2011

Supreme Court to Weigh Effects of Bad Plea Advice

Yesterday, I put an article on the blog called lets make a deal. Well, today the New York Times published and editorial about plea bargaining. It appears that next Monday the supreme court is going to hear arguements about a … Continue reading

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Honduras becomes Western Hemisphere cocaine hub

Not all that long ago, there was an article posted here about Honduras becoming the murder capital of the world according to statistics developed by the UN. Here is a very descriptive story behind the story and it is driven … Continue reading

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Let’s make a deal

The concept of everyman being innocent till proven guilty in a trial by jury is a vanishing piece of Americana. It has been supplanted by a negotiation process in which the judge’s role has been reduced to that of an … Continue reading

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Give TSA chats a chance

The use of federal security screeners at air ports and transport hubs is an interesting proposition and a hotly contested subject. For the most part it appears to be junk science. However, used in conjunction with voice stress analyizers could … Continue reading

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Falling Crime, Teeming Prisons

This is a topic or question that is starting to appear over and over again not only in the newspapers but on talk radio and television. It is given more and more attention as various levels of government are struggling … Continue reading

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Holder touts crackdown on drugs in Fla.

In this story is an amzaing statement: “Florida has become known as the nation’s epicenter for prescription-drug abuse because of its “pill mill” pain clinics that write the prescriptions with scant assessment or care of a patient’s condition. ” In … Continue reading

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These Inmates Have License To Tool Around With Vintage Cars

Could not believe the amount of money is being made by prisons that are competing in the market place to sell goods and services. “In the U.S., prison industries—correctional facilities with for-profit ventures that sell goods and services to the … Continue reading

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Angry ex-girlfriend spending her birthday in jail

This is the kind of incident that is just plain too stupid to waste police manpower and jail space. It could have been easily avoided just by changing locks on the door or discussions in a grown up way. Wonder … Continue reading

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State budget cuts clog criminal justice system

The economic downturn is having an unanticipated effect within the criminal justice system. Not only are the prisons suffering from the budget constraints but it appears that in many cases prosecutors are ignoring potential cases as well as Public Defenders … Continue reading

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Gap between U.S. rich, poor is widest in Atlanta

(run comparasen with violent crimes) This is a post I am just putting up for now because I am out of time and need to process it for a while. However, my initial reaction is that Gainesville has a higher … Continue reading

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