Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Kiddie prison post coming soon . . . and that Duke thing

I took a fascinating tour of three of the state's juvenile institutions last week, and I am working on a nice, long post about it all. The short story is that they weren't as bad as I thought they would be, but still not someplace we should be sending kids except in extreme circumstances. In the meantime, check out David Feige's (of Indefensible) spot-on analysis in Slate of why disgraced Duke prosecutor Mike Nifong's disbarment is a "freakish anomaly" rather than a precedent for the criminal justice system.

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Monday, June 04, 2007

18 Years Later, Tiananman Square Remembered

This is a photograph of a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong marking the 18th anniversary of the Tiananman square crackdown. China still remains an oppressive regime that regularly violates the human rights of its citizens. But hey, they make great trading partners!

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