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Part of my morning ritual is to check the internet for the latest news as I drink my first cup — or three — of coffee each morning. This morning was no different. Part of that included an online conversation about the verdict in the Kate Steinle murder case yesterday. Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a 45-year-old “undocumented alien” was acquitted of murder and convicted on a much less serious weapons charge. There […]

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When Justice Is Not Done

Over the last few days, there has been a great deal of press surrounding the sentence handed down by Judge Aaron Persky in the rape case against former Sanford University swimmer Brock Turner. A jury found Turner guilty of “three felony counts: assault with intent to commit rape of an intoxicated or unconscious person, sexual penetration of an intoxicated person and sexual penetration of an unconscious person.” The facts are pretty straightforward. […]

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Ten Years Later — updated

(I wrote the following post for Mad Genius Club 4 years ago. It doesn’t seem possible that I have been blogging over there that long — longer really — or that it has been 14 years since the terrible events of that infamous September morning. As we reflect on what happened that day, on its causes and its effects and on what still needs to be done, we should also reflect and […]

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