The Sunday Dog: A Nation’s Shame

Yesterday, a Wisconsin jury determined that a 15-year-old girl was mentally ill when she participated in the 2014 stabbing of a classmate. Authorities charged Anissa Weier with second-degree homicide when she was just twelve after she and a friend lured another girl to a secluded area and stabbed her at the behest of a fictional … Continue reading The Sunday Dog: A Nation’s Shame

The Daily Dog: Bending the Bars

Yesterday, a panel of the California Parole Board agreed to grant parole to one of the state’s most despised convicts, Leslie Van Houten. The 68-year-old former Manson cult member has been in prison for over 40 years and has been denied parole over 20 times in the past two decades. Described as a “model” prisoner, … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Bending the Bars

The Daily Dog: Miscarriages of Justice

As the Trump regime begins to spin out of control, a widening rift is opening between Trump and the nation’s top law enforcement officials. This week, Trump has publicly criticized his attorney general and spoken out against the long-standing structure of the Federal Bureau of Investigations. With growing discord at the federal level, it is … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Miscarriages of Justice

The Daily Dog: Sticky Fingered Sessions

Last summer, New Hampshire proudly joined a growing list of states pushing back against long-standing and abusive civil forfeiture laws. Recognizing the importance of due process considerations in any proceedings — criminal or civil — some states are acknowledging the need to reform policies that permit law enforcement to seize assets and cash. Two states … Continue reading The Daily Dog: Sticky Fingered Sessions