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The Criminal Justice System Has Failed to Reduce Domestic Violence

The Criminal Justice System Has Failed to Reduce Domestic Violence

August 2, 2019 by Robert Franklin, Esq. A criminal justice approach to domestic violence hasn’t ameliorated the problem and may be making it worse. We need to find other methods of addressing DV if we’re to reduce its incidence. That’s the gist of this much-needed article by Professor Leigh Goodmark (New York Times, 7/23/19). She argues for a more sensible approach to intimate partner violence. Goodmark doesn’t mention the fact, but any such approach would significantly improve the system of…

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Kansas Mom Has Children Taken Away While Husband Dies in Jail for Using Medical Marijuana

Kansas Mom Has Children Taken Away While Husband Dies in Jail for Using Medical Marijuana

Jennifer Hess with her husband Homer, and their two sons. Homer died in jail after being arrested for possessing medical marijuana, and Jennifer lost custody of her two children. Image from Facebook. Health Impact News A Eureka, Kansas couple reportedly had police enter their home recently without a warrant, based on what the police allegedly stated was a complaint from someone that they heard screaming from inside the home. Jennifer Hess answered the door and explained that no one was…

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