crime and punishment

Police Reform, Reducing Deaths

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, October 6, 2021.    By Charles Blow In a shocking revelation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday released provisional data suggesting that between 2019 and 2020, the country had its biggest… Read More ›

The Kraken Lawyers

Editors’ Note: Reposted from The New York Times, July 15, 2021. Not a few Americans have been questioning the apparent ethical lapses by the attorneys who filed legal briefs and motions in the 2020 election challenges. Their conduct continues to… Read More ›

The Oxymoron of Criminal Justice

Crime has been a reality in society forever, and one seemingly immune to resolution, much less elimination. Whether motivated by need or want or emotion, criminal offenses may be inevitable. Offenses against persons and property have existed, as the Bible… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

FROM BORDER WALL TO NORFOLK What a change in administrations can mean! President Joe Biden is returning billions of dollars to a series of military projects, including funds to upgrade safety violations at a 64-year-old Norfolk Naval Shipyard building. The… Read More ›

Around the Novahood

IN NEED OF A BIGGER BOWL. . . . Setting a state record, a goldfish weighing in at nearly 4 pounds was recently caught at Hunting Creek near Alexandria indicating NOVA residential qualifications. As goldfish are not native to the… Read More ›

Proportionality Matters

The 2020 election drew 155 million voters to the polls. On January 6, 2021, a violent mob of hundreds or more sought to nullify those votes by assaulting the Capitol Building where the Electoral College count was being conducted. One… Read More ›

Words Matter–Even For You, Rudy

Editors’ Note: Reposted from the New York Daily News, June 25, 2021. Many observers have been wondering about the antics of attorneys advocating bizarre election theories and the ethics of practicing law. This opinion catches the idea. Words have consequences,… Read More ›

Outside the Novahood

NO GAMBLING = A HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION? Six Norfolk and Virginia Beach business owners have sued the Commonwealth in hopes of keeping skill games in operation beyond July 1 — the day they are scheduled to be banned. Attorneys argued… Read More ›

Policing the Police

Civilian oversight of state and local law enforcement has largely been characterized by benign neglect. The United States has been debited by its English heritage with a significant social and cultural heritage with respect to the present relationship among law… Read More ›