How Atrocious Crimes Can Bring Atrocious Laws

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Politicized crime laws enacted in response to atrocities are almost always expensive failures. Scant attention was paid to Jacob Wetterling’s criminal justice legacy at a hometown memorial service for the Minnesota adolescent who became an iconic crime victim after he disappeared in the clutches of a masked kidnapper 27 years ago, writes TCR Contributing Editor David J. Krajicek for AlterNet.. The Wetterling . . .

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