Monthly Archives: July 2014

Death Took an Hour and 57 Minutes

In a scene reminiscent of a botched execution in The Green Mile, “Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne’s office said Joseph Rudolph Wood was pronounced dead at 3:49 p.m. local time, one hour and 57 minutes after the execution started.” He was, as asserted by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, executed “in a lawful manner.” That “he […]
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2nd Anniversary of the Aurora Theater Shooting: Does it Still Matter? Should it?

July 20, 2014 marks the second anniversary of the Aurora Theater shooting, a horrific, undoubtedly surreal tragedy in which 12 people were killed and another 58 injured during a midnight showing ofThe Dark Knight Rises by James Holmes, a former neuroscience graduate student, now facing trial after several postponements and a number of complications. See: http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Second-Anniversary-of-Aurora-Theater-Shooting-267846991.html See a detailed […]
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The Uninfected

Uninfected by modern technology, uninfected by spyware and malware, uninfected by modern civilization, uninfected by us… Don’t expect to see one knocking at your door seeking psychotherapy and asking what insurance you take: Perhaps no people on Earth remain more genuinely isolated than the Sentinelese. They are thought to be directly descended from the first […]
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Through the Eyes of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: A New Class of Refugee/Asylum Status

What is the Basis for Asylum Status? There are five qualifying categories: Race Religion Nationality Membership in a particular social group Political opinion What is the Distinction Between Refugee and Asylum Status? People outside of the United States must apply for refugee status. People who have already made it to the United States border or […]
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UNACCOMPANIED IMMIGRANT CHILDREN QUAQMIRE

As the matter of unaccompanied immigrant children approaches debacle-like proportions, basic human rights concerns drive understanding what fuels the epidemic wave of attempted crossings over the border. The number of unaccompanied children caught crossing is staggering, and “has surged to about 52,000 so far this fiscal year, which started in October, up from 15,700 in fiscal […]
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