This summer, I continued to work as a legal intern at the Law Office of James V. Cook, a local civil rights attorney who handles police and prison cases ranging from failure to treat to excessive force. For it to be considered a civil rights case, there needs to be a violation of consitutional rights….
Tag: criminal justice
Should Netflix’s “Waco” Renew A Discussion About Militarizing Law Enforcement?
On May 25, 2020, Dr. Sam Staley a Florida State University professor and film critic, discussed some controversial issues raised by Netflix’s miniseries, “Waco” on the program, American Viewpoints. The discussion includes religion, criminal justice, and militarization of law enforcement. Listen to the 10 minute interview here. The feature picture is from Forbes.
Entrepreneurship Programs Can Help Ex-offenders Stay out of Prison
This piece first appeared in the Tallahassee Democrat. Struggling to re-enter society with nothing but lost time and the additional burden of a criminal record, ex-offenders have a 76.6% chance of being rearrested within five years. This is dramatic evidence of the failure of the so-called “punishment” or “retributive” approach to criminal justice, which promises…