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Dozens in D.C., Maryland paid the ultimate price for cooperating with police

Dozens in D.C., Maryland paid the ultimate price for cooperating with police | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
Some of the victims didn’t receive protection, but others were offered protection and turned it down.
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The right to cross-examine ones accusers must be protected, but so should the witnesses. One way to protect them is to allow depositions to be admitted if a witness is murdered before trial. This would actually make it foolish for perpetrators to use murder as an out. It might be reasonable if once the deposition were taken to allow the defense to also take a deposition in a protective situation. Then if the witness is killed, why both sides are available to the jury.

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The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people

The Norwegian prison where inmates are treated like people | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
On Bastoy prison island in Norway, the prisoners, some of whom are murderers and rapists, live in conditions that critics brand 'cushy' and 'luxurious'. Yet it has by far the lowest reoffending rate in Europe.
Kenneth Weene's insight:

There is one other point to keep in mind, the homogeneity of the population of Norway. I'm not sure that this same approach would work as well in a more diverse population like the U.S.,at least not with some retooling. However, helping criminals to find their self worth has to be better than telling them that they are animals.

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5 Things to Know About the Woman Charles Manson Might Marry

5 Things to Know About the Woman Charles Manson Might Marry | enjoy yourself | Scoop.it
The convicted murderer was granted a marriage license
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I find the women who fall in love with "bad boys" to be fascinating. It is a clinical study I always wanted to do, but never followed up on. Is it a fantasy of saving and redeeming, of sharing the impulsive and destructive behavior, or just a projection of some kind of special sexual powers? My hypothesis is that it's the latter. I did have a client once who fell in love with a mafioso because his she was turned on by the feel of his gun when they danced. Now that was a disaster.

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