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Benny King and the Criminalization of Addiction in America

By Stephen Cooper Benny King is a gregarious, good-hearted, God-fearing 53-year-old black man from Alabama who shouldn’t be in prison. But he is. Mr. King is serving 14-months ...

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Off Limits: Of Mice and Men and the Death Penalty Today

By Stephen Cooper Seventy years after its publication John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men continues to stimulate debate, pro and con, about the death penalty. But justifying capital ...

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The Joy of Public Defense

By Stephen Cooper When a zealous public defender acting as the effective lawyer guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment was handcuffed in a Las Vegas courtroom in May for ...

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A man, a midlife crisis and a skateboard

By Stephen Cooper Have you ever — to the shock and horror of everyone you know — turned your back on a job you’ve been at for many ...

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The man living in front of the Maserati store is homeless

By Stephen Cooper Late on a Thursday night in Woodland Hills, California, the recessed lights of the Maserati Auto Gallery spotlight a gaggle of sleek, luxury automobiles; like carbon fiber and ...

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Gun Owners PAC Congratulates its Endorsed Winning North County Candidates

San Diego County CA— The San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, is congratulating its endorsed North County candidates who won ...

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Don’t We All Need a Friend?

By Stephen Cooper “Friend” is a reddish-brown submarine of a dog not unlike a cross between a miniature Jersey cow and tan Easter Bunny. His extra long hash-brown ...

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OpEd: Solitary Confinement Saps Our Country’s Collective Conscience

Over 125 years ago, in a death penalty case called In re Medley, 134 U.S. 160, 170-71 (1890), the United States Supreme Court wrote that solitary confinement was ...

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Gun Owners PAC Reveals List of Endorsed North County Coastal Candidates

The San Diego County Gun Owners (SDCGO), a political action committee promoting Second Amendment rights, has announced its endorsed candidates who are vying for seats in North County ...

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San Diego County First Responders and Community Leaders Rally in Support of Measure A

Fire Fighters and Paramedics Highlight Critical Need for Better Roads, Evacuation Routes First responders from throughout San Diego County came together with community leaders Tuesday morning to demonstrate ...

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