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WALTER WILLIAMS: Blacks must confront reality behind root of social ills

WALTER WILLIAMS: Blacks must confront reality behind root of social ills

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black prob…

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

WALTER WILLIAMS: Our unwillingness to defend ourselves

The U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. The money losses from identity theft pale in comparison with the costs of paperwork, time and inconvenience imposed on the larger society in an effort…

July 22, 2014 12:05 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison agency working to reduce sexual assaults

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana prison agency working to reduce sexual assaults

The Indiana Department of Correction takes seriously its commitment to prevent sexual assault inside our facilities, despite what recent news coverage and opinion articles may suggest.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to make children more safe

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to make children more safe

Living and working in a safe community is a key quality of life factor we all covet. In fact, it might be the cornerstone on which a community is built.

June 23, 2013 12:00 am
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