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Friday, 12 October 2012

Friday, October 12, 2012
DALLAS — A Dallas woman who beat her 2-year-old daughter and glued the toddler's hands to a wall because she was struggling with potty training was sentenced Friday to 99 years in prison.

Family members in the courtroom sobbed loudly as the judge announced Elizabeth Escalona's punishment. Escalona pleaded guilty in July to felony injury to a child, but her mother and sister had asked the court for leniency on her behalf.
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Practicing criminal law is not rocket science. It's also not open heart surgery. But it's more than just slapping a slice of cheese between two pieces of bread and calling it a sandwich.
Joseph Rauch: The Courtesy of Death
I agree that the death penalty is flawed in its implementation but I support it in principle and believe having good morals and supporting the death penalty are not mutually exclusive.
Rep. Jackie Speier: Code of Military Justice Needs to Be Updated for 21st Century
The Lackland sex abuse scandal is now the most horrific in recent times with more than 40 young patriotic women trainees falling victim to as many as 19 instructors. The Air Force would like to believe the problem is the fault of a few bad apples. It's so much more than that.
Diane Dimond: The Boy Scouts Promise -- Too Little Too Late?
Since 1910 the Boy Scouts have kept tabs on sexual perverts. Why NOW does the BSA care to share those names with law enforcement? Because their secret files are about to be revealed?
Andrew Papachristos: It's the Gangs, Stupid: Why People Don't Respond to Crime Statistics
The discrepancy between the reality of the numbers and the reality of lived experience raises a critical question. If we are at a low point in a longer history of violence, why don't people feel safe? Not all crime is alike.

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