BOTH SIDES NOW: AUGUST 17th, 2013

For decades pols pushed a “tough-on-crime” agenda that swelled prisons and angered communities of color. Shrum & Cosby debate last week’s breakthrough decisions on drugs and frisks that is shifting the paradigm to “smart-on-crime”.  He: “it costs more to house a prisoner in California than send him to Harvard!” She: “you’ve got to be careful that you’re not implicitly condoning this behavior by only slapping people on the wrist.” Then: pick your poison in Egypt and LGBTs vs. the Russian Olympics.

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