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The terrorist response

The idea that the United States is the world’s policeman is tired, outdated and possibly harmful to relations with other countries and denigrates support for government military actions from United States taxpayers. ...

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Urgency and Persistence needed to stop gun violence

Urgency and Persistence needed to stop gun violence By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA Columnist       “There’s something evil in our society that we as Americans have to work to try and eradicate…I would like you to put my trauma center out of business. I really would. I would like to not be an expert on gunshots. Let’s get rid of this. This is not America.” – Dr. Janis Orlowski, MedStar Hospital, after treatin ...

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Our rotten probation system

Beyond the Rhetoric Our rotten probation system By Harry C. Alford NNPA Columnist Back in the good old days, probation was publicly funded. The process was simple and probation officers’ mission was to assist offenders and help them assimilate into the general population. Rehabilitation was the goal – a noble goal indeed. Like our current prison system, probation is no longer about rehabilitation. It has tu ...

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