The Sunday Dog: I Confess…the Courts are Wrong

On Friday, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit denied a new trial for Brendan Dassey, a juvenile defendant accused of aiding in the murder and rape of a Wisconsin woman. Dassey, the subject of the Netflix series “Making of a Murderer,” was sixteen when police interrogated him without … Continue reading The Sunday Dog: I Confess…the Courts are Wrong

The Daily Dog: Not a One Man Apprentice Show

Decades before the Trump regime, and years before Sanctuary Cities were necessary and chic, San Francisco passed the City and County of Refuge ordinance in 1989. The law prohibited city employees from using city funds or resources to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement from executing federal immigration law. Four years ago, the city added to … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Not a One Man Apprentice Show

The Daily Dog: A Vote for the Voiceless

Over 70 million Americans have a criminal record. That means that one in three adults — about the same ratio as have college degrees — has been convicted of either a misdemeanor or felony. A 2012 Princeton study citing U.S. Department of Justice statistics reported that 14.5% percent of adults in the United States — … Continue reading The Daily Dog: A Vote for the Voiceless

The Daily Dog: Oppression’s Tiny Steps

Last Friday, the government of President Robert Mugabe jailed an American journalist in Zimbabwe. Officials charged Martha O’Donovan with subversion and attempting to overthrow the government after she allegedly tweeted a comment deemed offensive by Mugabe’s watchdogs. Police raided O’Donovan’s apartment in the capital of Harare early Friday and seized her cell phone and laptop. … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Oppression’s Tiny Steps

The Daily Dog: Extrajudicial Extremism

In the countries where political factions like ISIS, the Taliban, Boku Haram, and other similar extremist groups exist, human rights suffer. The governments of several Middle Eastern and central African nations struggle to maintain civil order and criminal law in a manner commensurate with modern values and developed-world global expectations. Even in industrialized countries where … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Extrajudicial Extremism