May writes that the act element of the crime
of genocide is in need of revision.
Unsurprisingly, public officials defend these sanctuary policies because they believe (or say they do) that illegal-alien victims who do not fear deportation will help police, and for the insane reason that "they encourage illegals to take advantage of city services like health care and education (to whose maintenance few illegals have contributed a single tax dollar, of course)." Sanctuary may encourage more illegal aliens to jump on the welfare dole, but it hasn't curbed the crime
These societal adjustments cause the convergence of the three primary components to either increase or decrease in certain spaces and at particular times; therefore, changes in the crime
rates occur independent of societal or behavioral conditions that motivate offenders.
Many states have decided that when the crime
is particuLarly heinous, the offenders--even teenagers-deserve life in prison without the chance of parole.
In their eagerness to condemn the villains of the moment--polluters, drug dealers, insider traders legislators pay little attention to whether the punishment fits the crime
or even to whether the behavior they're targeting is properly considered a crime.
Ask students to name some factors that affect the crime
rate in their community.
The transience of the population, its racial and ethnic makeup, its composition by age and gender, educational levels, and prevalent family structures are all key factors in assessing and comprehending the crime
The only thing that may be more shocking than the crime
itself is that, under current law, the attack against Byrd would be difficult to impossible to successfully prosecute as a hate crime.
Indeed, failure to do so will be the greatest missed opportunity to continue to drive the crime
rate down and enter the next millennium with enhanced public safety.
Many pundits say this is a normal reaction to lawlessness--and to liberal approaches to the crime
Prosecutors claim DNA samples taken from blood at the crime
scene and at O.J.
We compare the crime
levels in four key categories across the 12 suburbs, from Longbridge to Harborne and Bartley Green to Billesley, between 2009 and 2010.