It’s OK to Be a Child Rapist if You’re Rich?

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Rape is a zero tolerance crime of violence, especially heinous when children are the victims. So why should the rich get away without jail time?

The Science of Character: New 8 Min. Film by Tiffany Shlain #CharacterDay

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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.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How The Justice System Failed Gerard Richardson

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Gerard Richardson was recently released after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Was this a one time mistake or just more proof that our justice system is failing?

We Remember Robin Romano

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Reid Maki of The Child Labor Coalition reflects on the recent passing of human rights legend Robin Romano.

Shift Responsibility on Stand Your Ground from Victim to Shooter

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If a law based on perceived fear can be used as an excuse to murder, shouldn’t a substance test be issued immediately to the shooter to confirm they didn’t have an altered perception of reality?

Does Your Pastor Want To Skip Church?

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Ministers are the last people you think might consider leaving church, but I’m one of them.

The Right Way To Approach Raising the Minimum Wage

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Raising the minimum wage, far from being a comprehensive solution, is at best a temporary fix to a much more fundamental problem.

Chivalry is Dead? Ha! It’s Alive and Needed Now More Than Ever.

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“The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth.”

Ten Travesties of Justice in 2013

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Every year, stories emerge that serve as a reminder that the American system of justice means injustice for too many, with some receiving little or no punishment for egregious offenses, while others receive harsh or faulty punishment for much less. Here are some of the worst injustices of 2013:

The Long and Righteous Road

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Mark Sherman says that our society is gradually recognizing the full humanity of all of us, even if it sometimes seems like it’s taking forever.

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.

White Men Appear Immune to Stop and Frisk, Not Mass Murders

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Despite mass murders committed by suburban white men, it seems to be only inner-city black and brown youth that are the victims of Stop and Frisk.

Supporter of “World’s Most Famous Death Row Inmate” Summoned to Paris

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The 32 year-old story of the “World’s Most Famous Death Row Inmate” – a moniker coined by the New York Times – is now being told through a fresh face, with hopes of it being read, heard and understood by a younger, more socially conscious audience.

Protecting the Common Good

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Dr. Guy McPherson believes that if humanity is measured in its ability to protect the common good, we’re failing.

Young, Indigenous and Imprisoned, Australia’s National Disgrace

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The deep, systemic problems within Australia’s juvenile justice system.