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Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Finally! A Newspaper Columnist That Gets It!

"And the first thing you need to know about the criminal-justice system is that it is not a system. It is a collection of independent duchies that do what they want, when they want, and how they want to do it."

This was a line from columnist Tom Ferrick, Jr.'s final column in The Philadephia Inquirer. The column was posted on Sunday, February 3, 2008, and was headlined Tom Ferrick Jr.: Policing alone won't solve crime problem.

Please take time to follow the link to his column. Read it carefully. In a few hundred words he has accurately summarized the weaknesses of our criminal justice system.


Blogger tumblewords said...

Spot on - as always.

12:17 PM, February 04, 2008  

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