Marijuana Reform Theater

Marijuana Reform Theater

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D I don’t know what act the President is in when it comes to criminal justice reform theatre. His schizophrenic rhetoric makes it hard to pin down what he believes about justice. And perhaps that is a skill from decades as a politician that he brings to the White House. Read more »

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Decriminalizing some crimes can be a good idea

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D It seems like changing crimes into acceptable behavior has been a trendy hobby among west coast legislatures. Shoplifting, trespassing, and drug possession have been decriminalized, refused prosecution, or restricted from enforcement. Possession of what used to be called hard drugs earns a ticket instead of jail in many places. Read more »

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