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July 24, 2017

crime

np 012 Capital Punishment – To Kill Or Not To Kill

I am not a proponent of capital punishment. Not because of the morality of taking a life, but because there are too many ways the wrong person can be executed. The police can be overzealous in their investigation or overlook evidence in their haste to find a suspect. Most prosecutors will overlook proof of innocence

np 010 Illegal Immigration

The heartbreaking photo of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who died along with his young brother and mother in an attempt to reach Greece was pictured on the front pages of most world publications this week as well as on many websites. The International Rescue Committee wants Washington to increase to 65,000 the number of Syrian refugees it will take before the end

np 009 War On Police

Members of the organization “Black Lives Matter” have been interrupting political speeches of both Dems and Republicans. As we all know this phrase or chant is referring to African Americans who have been killed by police. For a time, I was sympathetic to their cause. Almost weekly a video would surface of a police officer shooting an

np 007 Michael Brown Shooting Anniversary

On Aug 9,2014 a crime occurred in the City of Ferguson Mo.. An 18 year old black male committed a strong-arm robbery at a convenience store. A short time later Michael Brown identified as the robber was fatally shot by Darren Wilson, 28, a white police officer.  The circumstances of the shooting  received much attention not only in the U.S. but around the world.The

np 006 Jail Suicides -Baltimore – Police

On July 10 Sandra Bland was stopped by a Texas State Trooper for an illegal lane change. She was arrested and brought to the Waller County Jail.  She later committed  suicide. We’ll need more information to understand what happened to Bland. As Radley Balko notes, jailhouse suicide is disturbingly common. Regardless of the circumstances of Bland’s death,

np episode 005 Medicine – What’s Old Is New

I recently had a colonoscopy, and it started me thinking about medical procedures. But first, my colonoscopy. If you’ve never had one, you’re missing a positively dehumanizing experience. This is a procedure where you are laying on your side in a fetal position with your butt exposed. After the administering of anesthesia, you are out