Post Tagged with: "overreach"

118: Brett Tolman Confessions of a Former U.S. Attorney

118: Brett Tolman Confessions of a Former U.S. Attorney

Most of us tend to take for granted that our justice system works. This means we assume that the system is hard at work protecting the innocent by only putting bad guys in jail. Our guest may cause you to rethink that assumption. Brett Tolman is a former U.S. Attorney and prosecutor for the federal government. Now, he is a criminal justice reformer who is working to address some serious problems within the system. Learn what he came to realize and what he is doing to correct some of the institutional obstacles to authentic justice. 
October 23, 2018
77: Alfie Evan’s and How the State Overrides Parental Rights

77: Alfie Evan’s and How the State Overrides Parental Rights

Most people are now aware of the plight of Alfie Evan’s family in Great Britain. 26 month old Alfie passed away recently from a neurological disease. But the larger tragedy in this story stems from how the British government systematically denied Alfie’s parents the right to seek alternative care for their son or even to bring him home to die. Who has primary responsibility in such cases, the parents or the state? Will there be more cases like Alfie’s in the near future?  
May 3, 2018