FACT: The number of students who have to go into... →
kottke.org: Texas executed an innocent man →
jkottke: Antonin Scalia once said that no one had ever been executed in the US for a crime they didn’t commit. Well, the Columbia Human Rights Law Review is devoting its entire spring issue to the case of Carlos DeLuna, who was executed by the state of Texas in 1989 for the murder of Wanda Lopez. Their…
Five Facts That Put America to Shame →
(4.) We give prison sentences for smoking marijuana, but not for billion-dollar fraud About half of our world-leading prison population is in jail for non-violent drug offenses. Americans have also been arrested for handing out free food in a park. Mothers in Ohio and Connecticut were jailed for enrolling their kids in out-of-district schools. As of 2003 in California there were 344 individuals...
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