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Tag: crime
  • Ending Victimless Crimes

    Let us dispose of the phrase “victimless crime” in one swoop of etymological research! First, we must realize that the word “crime” comes from the 13th century French word crimne, which means “sinfulness.” In a theocratic society, one where the law of the land is based on a contract between the inhabitants and God, what constitutes crime …

  • End California’s Three Strikes Law

    According to Stanford’s Criminal Defense Clinic, “Over 4,000 inmates in California are serving life sentences under the Three Strikes law for committing non-violent crimes.” This article first appeared at CAIVN: In a recent San Francisco Chronicle article, Peter Mandel, a second-year law student, relates the story of Mark, who has been serving 14 years for …

  • Medical Marijuana Isn’t Enough

    In the state of Washington, marijuana thieves and medical marijuana users have clashed, sometimes deadly ways: In the past week, a man in Orting, Wash., near Tacoma, died after he reportedly was beaten while confronting people trying to steal marijuana plants from his property. On Monday, a prominent medical-marijuana activist shot an armed man who …

  • Rahm Emanuel…A Sticky Subject

    Caught up in the recent “Sell the Senate Seat” corruption scandal of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, President Elect Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff and right hand man Rahm Emanuel, is once again facing media criticism and pressure for answers; but this time, over something else ‘new’ that has recently come to light. As WorldNetDaily reports, …