The criminal justice system was intended to provide relatively uniform and proportional responses to various crimes based on their severity and other factors such as the intentions of the alleged criminal. Though most criminal offenders are held accountable by punishments proportional to the infractions they have committed, sex offenders are too often subjected to disparate punishments.
If you happen to be a history buff (or pay attention to the news), you probably know that this week marks two historic anniversaries. Tuesday was the 150th anniversary of the day that President Abraham Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address to dedicate a new military cemetery during the Civil War.
Football season is a serious commitment for Wisconsinites. Most of us never miss a Packers game or a chance to engage in spirited debates with others around the country who may have loyalties to different teams.
Wisconsin has long been criticized by safety advocates for having some of the weakest drunk-driving laws in the nation. For instance, Wisconsin is the only state in which a first-offense conviction for operating while intoxicated can (in certain cases) be considered a civil offense rather than a criminal one.