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CrimeDime July 2012 Roundup

July 31, 2012 by

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Ah, July. That time of year thou mayst in me behold dripping sweat, vacation zen, and glacially chilled iced tea. It’s when we ponder the legality of lemonade stands, and wonder if we can send the cops after those kids whose grimy hands may have given us dysentery. It’s also when we fire up the […]

The Terrible Price of Mass Incarceration

April 5, 2012 by

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Have you ever driven a car, blindfolded, at a hundred and fifty miles an hour? It’s a line uttered by the creepy sociopath, Bruno Anthony, in Strangers On A Train, but it might just as well describe American correctional policy since the 1970s. We are out of control, careening down a self-destructive path, ignoring the […]

4 Reasons the Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Suspicionless Strip Searches is Stupid

April 3, 2012 by

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What yesterday’s US Supreme Court opinion allowing suspicion-less strip searches for any offense says to me: Don’t piss on the street after a night of debauchery because you may get arrested. If you get arrested, you may be taken to the local jail where a bored/sadistic guard will ask you to strip down to your birthday […]