My Sunday, February 12, 2017 piece in The Hill discusses the discrepancies in state laws that classify a peace officer in one state, but that same position is just a guard in another state; and how this failure to standardize roles is putting police and corrections officers at risk. This is drawn contextually with the hostage siege in a Delaware prison that resulted in the killing of a hero Corrections Sergeant, and the signing of several pro-law enforcement executive orders by President Trump just one week later.
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It was a true honor for my latest piece to have been published yesterday in the Washington Times by the legendary David A. Keene. It examines the lopsided, unfair nature in where the Obama Administration used its Clemency Authority; and how it may have hurt the cause of Criminal Justice Reform more than helping it.
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