By Kyle Steenland, Staff Writer Within our criminal justice system, the mental capacity of the offender, and its role in the commission of a crime, is paramount for the judiciary in arriving at a sentencing verdict that benefits both society and the offender. In a situation where someone lacks […]
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By Kaitlyn Burns, Staff Writer “It’s a sad commentary that minorities, Hispanics and black people, are over represented in the [c]riminal [j]ustice system.” In a country now steeped in controversy over the systemic violence and discriminatory practices against racial minorities, uttering this statement in open court would normally be […]
By Katherine Littlejohn, Staff Writer The case of JonBenét Ramsey has returned to the media spotlight due to a special investigation by CBS near the 20th anniversary of her death. In 1996, the 6-year old beauty queen was found dead in her parents’ basement the day after Christmas. Her […]
By Roy Cross Reports of clowns terrorizing citizens across America have been coming in steadily since late August of this year. Whether via social media or local TV news stations, everyone seems to have heard about these horrifying jokers. While few reports have been substantiated, they have created mass […]
Sleeping Killer: An Analysis of Voluntary Acts By Amber McGee, Staff Writer The very idea that a person could commit crimes while sleeping is unsettling at best. Criminal law requires a voluntary act to convict a defendant of a crime. That being said, unconscious individuals committing even the most heinous […]