Category Archives: Criminal Justice

Wiki Crimes? No Laughing Matter …

Update 6 a.m. Tuesday: CNN is reporting that Assange has been arrested in London on sex crimes charges. But leave it to SNL to try anyway. I’ve held off commenting on the WikiLeaks scandal, mostly because it’s so complex that I’m not sure I could do it justice with the little time I have availableRead More

Aim At The Real Culprit

Great article in Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller today. By now, you’ve probably heard that the federal government is considering introducing technology into new cars that would disable cell phones when used in a running automobile? Now, while the increase in road deaths caused by mindless cell phone drivers is indeed troubling, what do you thinkRead More

Gender Discrepancy?

Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky By now, everyone in Connecticut — and just about everyone in the country — has heard about the Petit home-invasion murders in Cheshire and the subsequent conviction and sentencing to death today of killer Steven Hayes of Winsted. Debates are raging everywhere on the wisdom of applying the death penalty. SomeRead More

On The Foolishness of Hate Crime Laws

Thank you, Richard Cohen, for this eloquent piece on the sheer lunacy of hate crime laws. Why must we criminalize the thoughts of people who commit physical crimes? It serves no purpose other than to offer more protection to one class of people than another. Sometimes the absurdity of hate crimes laws is revealed. RememberRead More