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Mercy in the courtroom

On September 6, 2018, 31-year old Amber Renee Guyger, a Dallas police officer, had just completed a 15-hour shift. She mistakenly entered what she thought was her apartment and confronted Botham Jean, 26; Guyger testified that she believed he was an intruder and fatally shot him.  He was unarmed, sitting on his couch. These facts… Continue reading Mercy in the courtroom

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“Valley of the Damned:” a misleading promo

I cringe whenever a TV series or a movie features prison inmates because I'm afraid that they will add to the public's misconception that most prisoners are violent and dangerous, which can have serious implications for criminal justice reform efforts. The ID Channel's six-episode series, "Valley of the Damned," which focuses on the murders of Tom… Continue reading “Valley of the Damned:” a misleading promo