Did Jacob Wetterling’s Killer get Away with Murder?

killer of jacob wetterlingMany people who have followed the disappearance of eleven year old Jacob Wetterling in 1989, are outraged at the recent events in Minneapolis.  Did Jacob Wetterling’s killer get away with murder?

The story has gone around the world.  In 1989 Jacob Wetterling was kidnapped on a dead-end road in a small town in central Minnesota.  For years, law …

Pay Criminals to Stop Murder??

pay criminalsThere was a fascinating commentary in the New York Times this week called, “To Stop Crime, Hand Over Cash,” by Devone Boggan.  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/opinion/sunday/to-stop-crime-hand-over-cash.html?ref=opinion&_r=0  The author thinks we should pay criminals to stop murder.

I’ve worked in the criminal justice system for over thirty years.  Crime prevention has taken many turns—usually in two ways:

1.  More police, more enforcement…