Criminal Injustice

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

The special issue of Reason on the criminal justice system that Jacob Sullum and I co-edited officially hits newsstands today.

Go pick it up!

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9 Responses to “Criminal Injustice”

  1. #1 |  Tom | 

    Already have it. Came in the mail a day or so ago.

  2. #2 |  Helmut O' Hooligan | 

    Got it yesterday. It is chock full of great/infuriating stories. Reason has really outdone itself on this one. I think it is obvious now that Reason and the libertarian movement are much more serious than progressive publications (most of which I used to read) about radically altering the criminal justice system in the US.

  3. #3 |  JS | 

    Threadjack-Off duty police officer chases teen into home:

    http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8164815

  4. #4 |  croaker | 

    @3 Chickenshit press won’t ID the officer.

    Also: If a pig gets hurt breaking into your home, isn’t that felony assault of a police officer?

  5. #5 |  JS | 

    Yea probably. What’s really weird though is that channel 13 news in Houston is reporting it at all. In fact they have done several police abuse stories lately, which is sort of unprecedented for Houston.

  6. #6 |  Arthur | 

    “He was a bit out of control,” recalled neighbor Beth Redmond. “He just kept saying that he was a police officer and he had the right.”

    Yep, that seems to sum up the underlying attitude of LEO’s nationwide. This is a management/training problem, but without accountability it will not change. Throw the idiot in jail just like we would if he had been in any line of work other than law enforcement. The sad part is that what the officer said is true: just being a cop DOES give him the right…it is madness.

  7. #7 |  JdL | 

    Go pick it up!

    I’ve already got plenty of paper clogging up my life. Sure wish Reason would get 21st Century and offer online subscriptions!

  8. #8 |  Mario | 

    While we’re on the subject, I want to mention that a recent podcast from The Economist is on the subject of prison rape in America. Podcasts are free.

  9. #9 |  BrianDH | 

    One thing I’ve been wondering for quite some time, but especially now, given how intriguing this issue this looks… upon which “newsstands,” precisely, can Reason be found? It’s not exactly available at your typical corner store.

    Thanks.

    And, at JdL — it does offer online subscriptions: http://reason.com/reason-magazine-on-ereader

    And before someone asks why I don’t just by the digital version of this months issue — I’m fundamentally opposed to DRM (digital rights management) technology, which all of Reason’s digital distributors employ. I speak with my wallet.

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