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I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.

2016 – The Year In Review

There are about 20 days left in 2016 as I pen this article. Traditionally on New Year’s Eve I review the year that just passed. Unless something huge and unusual happens over those last 20 days here is a quick look at the biggest political stories of 2016. Continue reading 2016 – The Year In Review

The Surprise “Solution”

This space and many other have been full of predictions of the bad legislation and executive maneuvers we can see forthcoming from the incoming Trump administration and the accompanying Republican controlled Congress. My track record has been as poor as almost everyone else’s in predicting Donald Trump the last year or so but the doomsday predictions look pretty accurate at this point. One area nobody has predicted legislation in is immigration reform other than Muslim bans and databases. I’m going to go out on limb and saying comprehensive immigration reform may well happen but it is not going to look like anything liberals or Latinos will be happy with. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Surprise “Solution”