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Criminal Justice System

DumbStuff: The attempted murder charge

One of the dumbest aspects of our US court system is the attempted murder charge. It’s the Get Out of Jail Free card for murderers. So an individual can go after a target, with the full intent to kill them – after all, it’s attempted murder – and just because the victim somehow manages to […]

Guilty verdict in NC puppy mill case, but the punishment doesn’t fit the crime

The operator of a Jones County, NC puppy mill has been found guilty of 38 counts of animal cruelty. But the couple who operated the mill were sentenced to just two years probation and are only prevented from having animals for two years. Each time the North Carolina state legislature has debated new bills to […]