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The Death Penalty, Nearing Its End

Posted October 24th, 2016 at 11:02 am (UTC-5)
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For the first time in nearly half a century, less than half of Americans said they support the death penalty, according to a Pew Research poll released last month. While that proportion has been going down for years, the loss of majority support is an important marker against state-sanctioned killing.

It’s Not About Sentencing. Police Need to Make More Arrests.

Posted April 25th, 2016 at 2:49 pm (UTC-5)
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the share of violent crimes in the U.S. for which arrests are made is shockingly low — less than half in 2014, the FBI reports. For burglaries, the share was only 14 percent….A better approach involves not only expanding education and employment opportunities, to provide better alternatives to crime, but also increasing the odds that a criminal will […]