Dexter Finale = Crime & Punishment or Just Bad Writing?

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Tsach Gilboa explores humanity’s “dark passenger” through the lens of the Dexter series finale.

The Handgun Rules

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In appropriately spare language, Temple Cone writes of the things we tacitly accept when we add guns to our lives.

Will Teaching Require Hazard Pay? One Teacher’s Confession.

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The fear of school shootings has forced one teacher to quit the profession she loves most.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Zero Tolerance in Education

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I shudder to think of all the instances of out-of-control teenage anger that nearly killed another, when those same angry kids never really intended to seriously hurt anyone in the first place.

The Man Box: The Link Between Emotional Suppression and Male Violence

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Mark Greene explores the Man Box, and how it leads to policing of behavior that dares to fall outside the boundaries of traditional masculinity.

A Juvenile Public Defender and the ‘Untreated’ Disease of Poverty

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Public defender Jerry Drayton refuses to view his young indigent clients as “the problem”—rather, he believes their actions are symptomatic of a much larger issue within many U.S. communities.

“Rape in prison has become a ‘second sentence’.”

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This comment was by Danny on the post “The Rape Joke Everyone Tolerates.”

How the Barrel of a Gun Breathed Life into Me

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A close encounter with a man and a gun shattered Vaughan Granier’s sense of security in his town … and caused him to be more reflexive and empathetic with those who commit crime.

5 Positive Steps to Reform Prisons

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Renowned prison reform activist Ken Hartman gives his insights into how we can reform our broken system.

Victim of ‘Knockout Game’ Urges Philadelphia Mayor to Admit a Problem Exists

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Both he and his father were victims of the random violent attacks, now a South Philadelphia man is demanding city officials tackle the problem head on.

Spider Man is Dead and No One is Talking About It

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Lodro Rinzler reflects on the death of Spider Man and what it might mean for those who follow heroes.

Symptoms of an Epidemic: Knockout

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David Karpel, a father and self-defense instructor, believes the “Knockout Game” is yet another example of how we are failing our boys.

Will the Defenders of George Zimmerman Please Stand Up?

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It would be nice if some of the people that told us to stop criticizing George Zimmerman earlier this year would tell us what they think about him now.

Young Boy Brutalized By Police Meets with Lawyer, Investigators

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A fourteen year-old teenage boy who was the victims of violent actions by Tullytown police begins his long road to find justice.

Lemon Laws: Activist Calls Out CNN Anchor for Endorsement of Stop and Frisk

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While Twitter continues to storm Don Lemon for his controversial endorsement of an act deemed unconstitutional, an angry activist – fed up with Lemon’s destructive comments about blacks – recalls when the embattled CNN Anchor was the victim of a violent racial profiling.

Every Day in America: A Story From Behind Bars

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Dante Cottingham was legally ripped from his childhood when we was convicted as an adult at age 17. His message 18 years later: Reform the juvenile justice system.