Category: Joshua Wood

I DON’T THINK IT MEANS WHAT YOU THINK IT MEANS: “VIOLENT OFFENDERS” AND LEGAL LEGERDEMAIN, by Joshua Wood

As the discourse about criminal justice reform continues in American society, you’ll often hear politicians say they support releasing non-violent offenders while keeping violent offenders locked up. That’s fair, but considering how much they try to sell the general public on this idea, I only think it’s fair […]

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MINNEAPOLIS POLICE ARE ALLOWING ARMED CIVILIANS TO PROTECT THEIR NEIGHBORHOODS WITHOUT THEM. AREN’T THEY PROVING THE WHOLE DEFUND THE POLICE ARGUMENT? by Joshua Wood

Apparently civilians have blocked a section of Minneapolis with a gate to protect their neighborhood, that is according to the August 7, 2020 issue of The Week. The cops are cool with this it seems. As long as the civilians let emergency vehicles through, they don’t interfere. As […]

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IOWA BECAME THE LAST STATE TO ALLOW MOST FELONS WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR SENTENCE TO VOTE. WHAT ABOUT THE FELONS WHO HAVEN’T? by Joshua Wood

On Wednesday, August 5, 2020, the governor of Iowa signed an executive order that would automatically restore voting rights to most felons who have completed their sentences, including probation and parole. People convicted of first and second- degree murder, attempted murder, fetal homicide and some sex offenses would […]

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MILLENNIALS AND YOUNGER GENERATIONS ARE NOW THE MAJORITY OF THE US POPULATION. SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM? by Joshua Wood

As the demographics in this country shift away from white people, the younger generations are also coming to dominate the population. According to a Brookings Institution report, people under 40 are 50.7 percent of the population as of July 2019. So what does this mean for serious criminal […]

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