Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:22:38 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
The cycle continues.
Bonds are set low. Criminals out on bond commit more crime.
Prisons are overcrowded. Judges reduce jail time. Criminals who should be in jail commit more crime.
Montgomery's first homicide this year was committed by someone awaiting sentencing for attempted murder.
Three more homicides this past week were innocent children victimized by their father, who should have been in jail when he committed those crimes.
Frustration grows daily by business owners and home owners impacted by break-ins.
There are nearly 30,000 inmates in Alabama now, an all-time high.
Dealing with the many complex issues impacting crime will take a systematic approach involving many constituencies.
Whether crime is up or down isn't the issue.
Coming up with a multi-layered approach to curbing it is what is important.
Let's talk about that and deal with it.
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