JUVENILE OFFENDERS: THE CASE FOR COMPASSION

By Elaine Leede Recently, I have seen a lot written on whether juveniles convicted of violent crimes should be given life sentences without parole. At this moment, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the question of whether such a sentence is cruel and unusual punishment, forbidden by the Constitution. Some believe that this might be […]

A DUBIOUS PAROLE

By Saul Landau In 2001, Miami Federal Judge Joan Lenard sentenced five Cuban agents to long prison terms for conspiracy to commit espionage (although no evidence of espionage appeared during the trial). Rene Gonzalez, 55, like the other four, denied he ever engaged in or conspired to commit espionage. Rene will be released on October […]

We've All Seen 'em, But Who Starts 'em?

Initially I wrote this as simply a response to an email from a friend.  It is one of those things that someone “cleverly” thought up, like “Joe the Plumber” was thought up and then it gets mindlessly passed by the thoughtless followers of the Rush Limbaugh ilk.  It is time, however, to call this crap […]