Carmen Elena Rodriguez Castrillon

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Blaming the Victims: 245 Years Ago and Today

On the morning of February 22, 1770, a group of protesters, mostly young men and boys, had gathered outside loyalist merchant Theophilius Lillie's North End, Boston shop. In protest of taxes recently levied by the British Crown, the group had placed an effigy of Lillie on his door with a sign which …

Venezuelans are resorting to mob justice to solve rampant crime

They tied him up and doused him in gasoline, according to witnesses, in one of what rights groups and media reports say are an increasing number of mob beatings and lynchings in a country ravaged by crime.<p>That August night, as locals say is common, three people had sneaked into Valencia's Kerdell …


Death penalty, Yes or No?

Deterrence: States Without the Death Penalty Have Had Consistently Lower Murder Rates

<b>Murder Rate in Death Penalty States*</b><p>9.5<p>9.94<p>9.51<p>9.69<p>9.23<p>8.59<p>7.72<p>7.09<p>6.51<p>5.86<p>5.70<p>5.82<p>5.82<p>5.91<p>5.71<p>5.87<p>5.90<p>5.83<p>5.72<p>5.26<p>5.00<p>4.89<p>4.95<p>4.72<p>4.75<p>5.17<p>5.63<p><b>Murder</b> …

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