Mark Perry highlights a report on life without parole (LWOP):
A new report released this week from the American Civil Liberties Union ”A Living Death: Life without Parole for Nonviolent Offenses” examines a very disturbing trend that contributes to America’s notoriety as the World’s No. 1 Jailer – the increasing number of nonviolent offenders in the US who are being sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Ernest Hemingway once described Paris in spring as a time when “there were no problems except where to be happiest.” Clearly Hemingway did not foresee the springtime of 2013. For many of Paris’ residents right now — in fact, for many French in general — the answer to the question of where to be happiest is: pretty much anywhere but…
Visitors to Les Boules, a basement bar in Hong Kong’s Shek Tong Tsui neighborhood, are likely to hear it before seeing it. The thudding of metal balls as patrons go through rounds of pétanque — a game that vaguely resembles lawn bowling — sets the tone for an establishment seeking to be a cultural hub for the ever growing Gallic community.