Tag: Crime and Punishment

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Manhattan’s New District Attorney, Alvin Bragg, has instructed his prosecutors to treat most crimes that the legislature designated as felonies as misdemeanors, and to treat criminals as people who need social workers.  From the New York Post.  In his first memo to staff on Monday, Alvin Bragg said his office “will not seek a carceral […]

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Cosby Walks Free

 

ConstitutionBill Cosby is a free man today, and cannot be prosecuted again in Pennsylvania for the same crime. That does not mean he is on track to career or reputational rehabilitation. Far from it; the Pennsylvania Supreme Court opinion that freed him from prison repeated the truly ugly facts of his admissions in the civil case, which admissions now free him from prison. Whisky Tango Foxtrot?* Here, let the judge explain in plain language [footnotes converted to endnotes, emphasis added]:

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, Appellee v. WILLIAM HENRY COSBY JR., Appellant

OPINION JUSTICE WECHT DECIDED: June 30, 2021

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The New York man who slashed a woman’s face just hours after being released from the mental hospital has inspired legal action.  This victim is suing New York City for releasing him from his hospital too soon, knowing that he was violent.  The hospital countered that he was on his appropriate medications and was no longer […]

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City Journal editor Brian C. Anderson and contributing editor Heather Mac Donald (author of the New York Times bestseller “The War on Cops“) discuss law and order in the Donald Trump administration, how the left’s anti-police narrative contributed to his victory, and Trump’s choice to head the Justice Department.

“Donald Trump was the only person that was willing to talk about the breakdown of law and order in the inner cities and saying that that is the most fundamental government responsibility, without which nothing else matters.” — Heather Mac Donald

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I admit it.  I was a firebug.      I think it started at camp.  Mom was a counselor for a group of cadets and she’d bring her kids along on campouts.  My favorite part of those nights out at Camp Scott, in Oklahoma, was when we’d gather around the fire at night.  I loved watching […]

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