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Aug 2, 2013

Eye Opener: Background check delays put guns in criminals’ hands

A few government and politics headlines for Friday.

Jan 7, 2013

A breath of fresh air on the news

The thought that an ex-convict could get a federal government job was intriguing and I wanted to know more.

Jul 25, 2012

Media coverage of crimes and criminals: Harmful or helpful?

My friend shared on Twitter a very insightful article from The Atlantic on the portrayal of perpetrators of mass murders in the media. ...

Jul 16, 2012

Google now searching for criminals

Forget videos of cute kittens or good deals on iPads. For the past few months, Google has been quietly turning its search capabilities to something far more challenging: criminals. Drug cartels, money launderers and human traffickers run their sophisticated operations online — and Google Ideas, Google’s think tank, is working with the Council on Foreign […]

May 21, 2012

Study: 2,000 convicted then exonerated nationwide in 23 years

WASHINGTON — More than 2,000 people who were falsely convicted of serious crimes have been exonerated in the United States in the past 23 years, according to a new archive compiled at two universities. There is no official record-keeping system for exonerations of convicted criminals in the country, so academics set one up. The new […]

Dec 27, 2011

Law blog roundup

Welcome to the final law blog roundup of 2011, featuring — as always — a compilation of items geared toward lawyers and judges but which others might also find interesting. o Crying criminals common, counselors confirm. o Who needs lawyers? o Vermont’s DNA collection law sparks debate. o Law firm lobbyists form subsidiaries. o Packer […]

Jul 28, 2011

Strive Baltimore job training program uses formula based on tough love

It was orientation day for the 158th class of the Strive Baltimore employment training program. The 51 people who showed up seeking help finding jobs were reluctant to speak. Many were forced to move forward from the back row. Several walked out after the teacher singled them out for lateness or improper dress. When asked […]

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