Miles to go for L.A. justice. Policing is improved; now let's focus on the root causes of crime. By Joe Domanick
By Real Cost of Prisons Project (The Sentencing Project)
From the Los Angeles Times
Miles to go for L.A. justice
Policing is improved; now let's focus on the root causes of crime.
By Joe Domanick
July 6, 2008
Over the last few decades, it's been easy to blame the leadership of the Los Angeles Police Department, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the district attorney's office for the catastrophic failures of L.A.'s criminal justice system. These failures, as most Angelenos know, have led to a dangerously overcrowded, racially explosive county jail system; a violent gang problem that continues unabated after 10,000 deaths over 25 years, and generation after generation of young black and brown men ceaselessly shuttled off to state prisons at a rate of more than 22,000 a year -- as many as 70% of whom, once released, will recycle back within three years...continue to full post
You can go for miles and miles and miles... You can go for miles and miles and miles...According to Michael Martin, like Derek Conway before him, charity begins at home. That is, "Ministers are banned from using air miles accrued on official trips, and are expected to put them towards reducing the cost of future ministerial travel or donate them to charity".
Crime and Justice News Marks 5th Anniversary Today Source: Crime and Justice News, April 15, 2008.
"Crime & Justice News began five years ago today. Since April 15, 2003, Criminal Justice Journalists has compiled digests of more than 15,400 stories, studies, and reports on criminal justice issues...
National Policing Improvement Agency It's all about the agencies today. Another new one for you, the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA): 'A non-departmental public body, the NPIA combines the resources of several, smallerunits with some Home Office functions to form one, streamlined organisation that will focus its attention on operational matters affecting police officers, special constables and community support [...
Slight improvement in the UK It sounds from this story as if the improvement is essentially: "formerly, if you defended yourself in a very restrained way, we would prosecute you anyway and require you to prove your innocence: now we won't file charges...