“25 percent of millennial-age American men think asking a woman who is not a romantic partner to go for a drink is harassment, “according to a recent survey by The Economist/YouGov reports The New York Times 1-17-18.
“This is the most asinine act I’ve ever seen a police officer make.” Joseph T. Deters, Cincinnati’s top prosecutor told reporters regarding a bodycam video in which officer Raymond M. Tensing killed Samuel DuBose with a shot to the head during a traffic stop in 2015. Nytimes.com/national
“No third Trial for Ex-Officer Who Killed Driver, Cincinnati Prosecutor Says” by Jess Bidgood The New York Times July 19, 2017
“How can a woman out in the street in her pajamas seeking assistance from the police be shot like that?” Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s Prime Minister asked about the police shooting and killing of Justine Damond, and Australian native living in Minneapolis. Neither officer involved in the incident had their body cameras on, however, one claims to have heard a loud sound before the shooting. The Week, July 28, 2017 www.the week.com
“No one – not even the government itself – has ever been able to specify with any certainty the precise number of federal crimes defined … in the 27,000 or so pages of the U.S. Code.” In the 1980s, lawyers at the Department of Justice estimated that the criminal code contained 3,000 crimes. Today, the Heritage Foundation estimates the federal laws currently enumerate nearly 5,000 crimes, a number that grows every year.
Holly Harris, Executive Director of the U.S. Justice Action Network, told Foreign Affairs Magazine in “The Prisoner Dilemma” March /April 2017 www.ForeignAffairs.com