Category Archives: Crime

Remembering the 49+

This past Monday represented the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Florida. Forty-nine people died and 53 were injured in what was the worst mass shooting in modern US history. The victims’ only crime was that they … Continue reading

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Shutting Down the Pill Mills

Last Friday, for the first time ever, a physician was convicted of second-degree murder for recklessly prescribing pain-killing drugs to patients. Dr. Lisa Tseng was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison by a Los Angeles County Superior Court … Continue reading

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Penning a Solution to the War on Drugs

After nearly six months on the run, Joaquin Guzman Loera — the Mexican drug lord known as “El Chapo” — was recaptured by Mexican authorities. He is now back in the prison from which he made his daring escape, awaiting … Continue reading

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What’s the Matter with Indiana?

With all of the hoopla over Indiana’s recent enactment of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a poorly-written law that gives businesses and individuals broad license to discriminate against members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, another travesty … Continue reading

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Physician, Torture Thyself

Last week, the US Senate Intelligence Committee released its long awaited report describing the techniques that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) used to interrogate suspected terrorists and other combatants captured during our long running War on Terror. The so-called Torture … Continue reading

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Tackling the Problem of Domestic Violence

The National Football League is in for a rough season, both on and off the field. In the past month, for example, America’s most popular sport has been rocked by allegations that league officials and team owners willfully ignored evidence … Continue reading

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Living With HIV/AIDS Should Not Be A Crime

It went largely unnoticed by the public and the press, but last month Iowa’s Senate and House of Representatives did something groundbreaking. With broad bipartisan support, that state became the first in the country to repeal and replace its existing … Continue reading

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