Enablers

Another Philadelphia Police Officer, John Pawlowski, has been murdered in the line of duty, and, once again, the killer is a career criminal who was treated leniently by the criminal justice system, and, in the words of Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, “should not have been among us, period.”   Ramsey calls suspect “cold-blooded killer”   …

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Mandatory terms really are a solution

I expect left-of-center editorial positions from The Philadelphia Inquirer, but they aren’t usually too bad when it comes to public safety. But one in this morning’s Inquirer is enough, in Glenn Beck’s formulation, to make your head explode: Parole in Pennsylvania: Mandatory terms are not a solution¹   Gov. Rendell wants to keep repeat violent …

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