Justice to Appease

December 1st, 2010

By R.B. Parrish We usually depict Justice as blindfolded, but we never show her as deaf; we know that she — and prosecutors — sometimes dance to the tune of the mob. A few years ago in an eastern city activists demanded action after police had been unable to stop a rash of assaults against […]


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Al Gore and the Masseuse

June 30th, 2010

By Tom Carter Most folks know by now that Al Gore got a massage in a trendy hotel in Portland, Oregon back in 2006.  Nobody cares, except that the masseuse has reported that globally-warmed Al got pretty randy with her.  Back when she first complained, she declined to be interviewed by police, and they dropped […]


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Justice and the Death Penalty

May 6th, 2010

By Tom Carter Raymond Towler was convicted of a heinous crime in Ohio in 1981.  It was the kind of crime many believe justifies the death penalty.  In Towler’s case, however, he was given a life sentence.  Now, through the work of the Ohio Innocence Project, DNA evidence has proved that he was innocent — […]


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The Tragedy of Innocence

December 18th, 2009

By Tom Carter How can it be tragic to be innocent?  Perhaps when someone has been wrongly convicted of a crime and spends many years in prison, sometimes on death row, only to be freed when it’s found that he didn’t commit the crime. I recently read John Grisham’s The Innocent Man.  This book was a departure […]


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