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Something That Civilized Countries Have Done Away With But The Good Ol’ U.S. Of A? Nah…

Ever since I was a kid, it always felt to me like the death penalty was not right. Jeremy Irons sums it up nicely in this video. Especially with the botched executions happening lately, it feels like we need to have this conversation again and again. Read more: http://upworthy.com/something-that-civilized-countries-have-done-away-with-but-the-good-ol-us-of-a-nah

A Former U.S. Prison Chief Visits A Norwegian Jail. He Cannot Believe What He Sees.

The point here is not so much that one system is obviously better than the other, but that the way we run prisons in the U.S. is not the only way to do it. //www.youtube.com/embed/2g56susrNQY?start=6&wmode=transparent&showinfo=0&controls=1&enablejsapi=1&rel=0&version=3&color=white At this point, you might have the same reaction. To be honest, I did. But maybe the Norwegian system isn’t…

This Is How A Tragedy Like The Ottawa Shooting Should Be Reported. I Want To Hug This Reporter.

In covering terrible tragedies such as the one that happened in Ottawa on Wednesday, the news needs to stop focusing on the shooter. That’s not to say we should completely ignore the seriousness of the event, just that we need to focus on everything else surrounding it as well. Instead of delving into the “mind…