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Another Hate Crime That Was The Wrong Kind of Hate

Among the many toxic effects of hate crime laws, the worst is that they destroy the ethic of equality before the law.  This ethic was the cornerstone of the civil rights movement and its most compelling argument, and for forty years -- from 1955 to 1995 -- appeals for equal treatment before the law...

Case Update: Frederick Lee Gude’s three murders

Recently, William Steele wrote to this blog asking about the latest murder conviction involving Frederick Gude, who killed Mr. Steele's father in southeast Atlanta (my old neighborhood) in 1969.  Gude received a life sentence for that crime but walked out of prison a mere eight years later -- eight...

Outrage: Lisa Davenport, R.I.P. “Always Full of Happiness.” And Others.

What do you say to the judge in Athens, Georgia to justify kidnapping somebody, stabbing them repeatedly with a screwdriver, and leaving them for dead? Well, your honor, she's mine, and she deserved it: Police first arrested [Phillip] Scruggs in 2001, after family members say he abducted [Lisa] ...