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Violence Prevention Classes in Schools

When I went to grade school, I do not remember the school offering any type of violence prevention class. I also have not heard of grade schools offering those classes on a regular basis for the general student population. I would like to see more schools offer violence prevention classes, and I would like to… Read More

Another Post about Vengeance

I apologize if any of you do not like that I have posted so much about vengeance over the last week. This topic has taken hold of my thoughts lately. I now realize that we cannot stop people from violently attacking each other unless we eliminate the social acceptance of vengeful violence, by which I… Read More

Wise Quotes about Vengeance and Revenge

A few days ago, I made a post asking readers to suggest ways to dissuade people from their indulging their desire for vengeance. Today I want to post some of the wisest quotes I have come across about vengeance and revenge: “Revenge has no more quenching effect on emotions than salt water has on thirst.”… Read More

U.S. Incarcerates Most Non-Violent Offenders

I just read a good article by Adam Rink in which he says that the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world because the country puts so many people in prison for non-violent offenses. He also mentions mandatory sentencing and three strikes policies. According to his statistics, over half of the prisoners… Read More

Vengeance, Payback, Revenge

I have made quite a few blogs about my support for abolishing prisons and of reforming violent offenders in more compassionate environments. I have explained both the fiscal benefits and the social benefits, namely that preventing crime and rehabilitating offenders helps protect potential victims. However, after having discussed prison reform with people, and after receiving… Read More

Doctor Explains Teen Violence Prevention Plan

I just read a great article by Dawn Turner Trice about Dr. Carl Bell’s teen violence prevention principles. Bell works as a respected psychiatrist, violence-prevention expert and president of Chicago’s Community Mental Health Council. He also wrote the book, The Sanity of Survival: Reflections on Community Mental Health and Wellness. Perhaps referencing Bell, the author… Read More

Violent Criminal Rehabilitation

For the most part, most incarceration systems do not rehabilitate offenders. After convicting violent criminals and victimizers, we throw them in a horrible prison where they suffer while associating with other criminals. We either leave them there for life, or let them out after a certain amount of time. When we let them out, they… Read More

What Qualifies as Child Abuse?

Many questions have come up about what qualifies as child abuse. For example, some people have advocated making it illegal for parents to smoke cigarettes in a car with a child, at least with the windows down. Namely because of the very harmful health effects of secondhand smoke, some people see it as child abuse… Read More

Private Police to Stop and Catch Violent Criminals

I generally dislike, mistrust, and resent police in general more than the average person. When someone talks of cops, I think of the street cops going around bullying kids and attacking non-violent marijuana smokers. But I support the police–or all people for that matter–who attempt to stop violent criminals, such as rapists and murders. Of… Read More

Sex Slavery

After finishing the book, Exquisite Rebel: The Essays of Voltairine de Cleyre-Feminist, Anarchist, Genius, I wrote a blog post: The Continued Subjugation of Women in Society If you liked that blog post, you can check out the essay from the book that inspired it: “Sex Slavery” by Voltairine de Cleyre In the essay, which I… Read More