Tag Archives: Criminal Justice

Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

A man smiled widely and pressed his face against the slit.’That’s my brother,’ Sofia said, her eyes filling with tears. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2015 Every semester my students from Voices Behind Bars, a … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Taking my students to prison

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Birthing book linked to death of Pursley baby in East Texas cult

The Texas Family Code states explicitly that parents have a duty to provide medical care to their child. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | November 10, 2014 “I have some grievous news. The Lord took her.” – … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Birthing book linked to death of Pursley baby in East Texas cult

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

The indictments mean that a special grand jury has good cause to believe that Perry has violated two criminal laws by his actions. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 18, 2014 AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry’s … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Despite claims of partisan bias, Perry indictment has merit

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Lamar W. Hankins :
REPORT | Child murder in Texas

Is the Church of Wells, considered by many to be a cult, sacrificing children at the altar of religious belief? By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | August 11, 2014 [Lamar Hankins was Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
REPORT | Child murder in Texas

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Rachel Roth :
Are Texas jails safe for pregnant women?

Jails in the state are endangering pregnant women and their fetuses, despite the state’s professed interest in ‘unborn babies.’ By Rachel Roth | The Rag Blog | August 7, 2014 What’s going on in Texas? Jails in the state are … finish reading Rachel Roth :
Are Texas jails safe for pregnant women?

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Jim Simons :
The 50-year lawyer: Defying the systems of power

I knew that what I would write would never be published by the ‘Bar Journal.’ So I happily write it for ‘The Rag Blog.’ Here I stand, though the road was not exactly what I expected. By Jim Simons | … finish reading Jim Simons :
The 50-year lawyer: Defying the systems of power

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Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

For those of you who think Massachusetts is that silly small liberal New England state, our criminal justice issues are no picnic. By Jean Trounstine | The Rag Blog | May 23, 2014 BOSTON — This past March, the Dallas … finish reading Jean Trounstine :
Juvenile life without parole? Don’t set back the clock

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Harry Targ :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago

Police repression and ideological mystification are the glues that maintain structural violence. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2014 Stop Police Crimes! End Mass Incarceration! Free All Political Prisoners! (Rally with Angela Davis, Trinity United Church … finish reading Harry Targ :
Angela Davis featured at National Forum on Police Crimes at University of Chicago

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METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Rick Perry investigation may have legs

Did Governor Perry try to strong-arm Rosemary Lehmberg into resigning? Upon reflection,  some of the criminal complaints against Perry may have a legitimate basis. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | May 1, 2014 AUSTIN — When they … finish reading METRO | Lamar W. Hankins : Rick Perry investigation may have legs

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METRO | Proposed system for court-appointed attorneys must have accountability

By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | April 14, 2014 TRAVIS COUNTY — The proposal, reported in the Austin American-Statesman on April 12, to create a new system for the appointment of attorneys who represent poor criminal defendants … finish reading METRO | Proposed system for court-appointed attorneys must have accountability

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Ted McLaughlin :
Convicted felons and the right to vote

Eleven states don’t restore voting rights to ex-felons, but a substantial majority of Americans believe that they should. By Ted McLaughlin | The Rag Blog | February 18, 2014 Attorney General Eric Holder brought up an interesting topic the other … finish reading Ted McLaughlin :
Convicted felons and the right to vote

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Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

We should face up to the failure of the War on Drugs as public policy and seek a better way that is consistent with individual rights and personal responsibility. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | January 22, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
War on Drugs and ‘gateway’ madness

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