FROM Jon Riddle
Ethical Cycling Randy Cohen caused a firestorm recently with a piece on the op-ed page of the New York Times. That paper's former "ethicist," and a bicycle rider, he wrote, "I routinely run red lights, and so do you" [even though] "my behavior vexes pedestrians, drivers and even some of my fellow cyclists." He argued that, while it is illegal, it is "ethical." We asked the question on KCRW's Facebook page and got 90 answers in less than an hour.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
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