Category: Washington Post

‘A community on edge’: Town torn apart by sexual assault accusations against football players

(The Washington Post)

The first child they adopted was a 2-year-old from the Marshall Islands who had rotten teeth and a large abscess covering the side of his face. At the time, the family of Tim and Shelly McDaniel was still passably conventional in this ­no-stoplight town of 330, surrounded by high desert dotted with sagebrush and cattle.

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An unprecedented experiment in mass forgiveness

(The Washington Post)

In California, once a national innovator in draconian policies to get tough on crime, voters and lawmakers are now innovating in the opposite direction, adopting laws that have released tens of thousands of inmates and are preventing even more from going to prison in the first place. Among the newly released are violent offenders.

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