Canada Loses Its Innocence

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The attack on the Canadian Parliament, the symbol of democracy and the heart of our nation, was a shock to the Canadian psyche, explains Tim O’Connor.

What Is Justice for a 10 Year Old Murderer?

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Shawn Henfling discusses the fate of Tristen Kurilla in today’s criminal justice system.

John Grisham: Child-Porn Watcher Prison Terms Too Harsh

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What is the appropriate punishment for someone who “stumbles” across a child porn site and gets caught downloading/watching its illegal content? Same as actual rape and murder?

On Ferguson and the Fragility of Black Boys

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Aliyyah I. Abdur-Rahman asks when the reproductive rights of women will finally extend to the right of black mothers having their children survive?

Greg Buckley, Jr. 21-Year-Old Marine Lance Cpl. Murdered in Afghanistan

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Perry Brass’s elegy for Lance Corporal Greg Buckley, Jr. demonstrates the dark truth that, in war, one can’t always know who one’s enemy is.

9-11 and the Lingering Aftermath

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As we remember and honor all those who dies on 9/11, we must care and support all those still suffering from the resulting health and disability challenges

The Pistorius Verdict Will Only Tell us so Much About a Deeply Troubled Culture of Fear

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The Oscar Pistorius trial raised deeply disturbing questions for South Africa – but it has done little to answer them.

We Need To Be Brave And Stand Up To Evil

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In the aftermath of the Rotherham Child Exploitation scandal, too much focus has been put on the ethnicity and religion of the criminals. Andrew Lawes believes fear is the real issue. He wants to help you be brave.

Why did Officer Darren Wilson kill Michael Brown?

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We must break the pattern of police brutality and return to the culture and philosophy of “to protect and to serve.”

Does Popular TV Entertainment Reflect Our Real World?

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Popular TV embraces the historical based series, could this be a signifier of a deeper cultural violence.

Stop Making Murderers Famous

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Justin Kanew calls for a new plan of action when it comes to homicidal killers: not giving them fame.

“Forgiveness is the Path to Healing, but is it Enough?”

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From One Dad Who Lost a Child to Another: A Message to Richard Martinez About Honor

From One Dad Who Lost a Child to Another: A Message to Richard Martinez About Honor

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Dr. Ken Druck wants the dad who lost his son in the Santa Barbara shooting to know that love and compassion are the path to healing.

The Rope

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Neil Silberblatt remembers a friend, taken before his time, in this quiet slice-of-life.

Fleeing Iraq to Die in America: One Man’s Story

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Iraqi artist and special needs teacher came to America for a safer life.

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.