I readily admit that some crimes are so heinous, full restoration is impossible. A life taken cannot be restored. Innocence lost cannot be reclaimed. Life isn't perfect and therefore neither is justice.
These facts are equally true in a retributive system of justice as they are in a restorative one. … Read this article
Someday you may be called to serve on a jury. This is a grave responsibility which gives you power over someone's life and liberty, and you must not take it lightly. There is no action more serious than depriving someone of their freedom and that is exactly what a guilty verdict from a jury does. … Read this article
Why is the United States (supposedly a 'modern' nation) in a club with these other nations whose lack of justice is routinely decried?
The US is a signature member of the Government Murder Club even as its neighbors (Canada and Mexico) and allies (all of Europe except Belarus) have abolished the death penalty. … Read this article
The American criminal justice system is truly one of the world's worst. Not only does research show that the average individual unwittingly commits three felonies a day, but more than 90 percent of those charged with crimes never see a jury, instead they are bullied into pleading guilty—even when they're entirely innocent. … Read this article
Approximately 50,000 individuals have been sentenced to life without parole in the United States. 2,500 of them received this sentence for crimes committed as juveniles.
Such a sentence deprives the offender of any hope and offers them no incentive whatsoever to seek to reenter society. … Read this article
Let me make my positions on the issues perfectly clear. Legalize everything. Shut down the government. Repeal all the laws. Start over from scratch with a system based on individual rights and the non-aggression principle.
The only real crime is violating the natural rights of another human being, and that standard requires actual, articulable harm to have been done to an individual other than the actor. … Read this article