In this week's timely audio podcast, Carl talks about how best to deal with school safety, prosecute the Florida shooter, and prevent future shootings.
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President Trump delivered a God-and-country-infused speech recently at the National Prayer Breakfast focusing on inspiring stories of people who have struggled, but held onto hope and faith. It was generally well received. However, as if a dearth of anti Trump material existed, the "Morning Joe" team engaged in a head exploding diatribe this morning mocking the President's "faith." Click to Read More ...
Here's an excellent piece penned by Indiana's Attorney General, Curtis Hill, on hate crime legislation. As a former prosecutor, I understand the importance of establishing the motive for any murder. However, hate crime legislation seeks to punish thought. The law basically adds penalties for what the perpetrator was thinking when the crime was committed. This is not to be confused with intent - which is what the accused did and under what circumstances. The difference between a knowing premeditated murder and sudden heat, for example. Intent is not an opinion or belief. And more importantly, intent is not protected by the Constitution. It's worth a read. http://indypolitics.org/hill-on-hate-crimes/