Politics and its Discontents: ‘Paying’ For Their Crimes?

It doesn’t take a cynic to realize that justice can be anything other than even-handed. We all know, for example, that there is a disproportionate percentage of people populating North American jails who are from the underclass, both white and non-white. The ability to ‘buy’ justice by engaging high-priced counsel is reserved for only a ...

Canadian Progressive: Grieving Father Struggles to Pay Dead Son’s Student Loans

Article by Marian Wang |  ProPublica, June 14, 2012, 10:05 a.m. A few months after he buried his son, Francisco Reynoso began getting notices in the mail. Then the debt collectors came calling. “They would say, ‘We don’t care what happened with your son, you have to pay us,’” recalled Reynoso, a gardener from Palmdale, Calif. Reynoso’s ...