Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Convicted Pakistani man seeks new trial due to detective's alleged racial bias.
USA Today: Research shows incarceration accelerates aging process.
"Thank God evolution gave us the tendency to be aroused and to flee," University of Iowa professor Mark Berg said. "We still possess that, and we use it occasionally. But if it happens too much, it's very, very unhealthy.
"That's what we think is happening in prison."
Spending time in jail or prison can speed up the aging process by an average of 11 months past someone's actual age, according to DNA research by Berg and his colleagues. Experiencing violence in prison accelerated the aging process by more than two years, according to the study published late last year in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.
The Atlanta Voice: Legal analyst discusses Chief Justice Roberts' part in decline of democracy.
“His [Roberts’] opinion purposefully opened the door to all manner of voting rights restrictions,” (Elie) Mystal writes. “When you see lines of Black people waiting hours and hours to vote, you can largely thank John Roberts for these scenes of racism. And he hasn’t gotten nearly enough blame for it.”
NBC: Enforcement of LA's anti-camping ordinance against those experiencing homelessness
As the problem metastasizes, city officials have zeroed in on a new strategy to clear the unsightly encampments even as service providers warn there is not enough temporary or permanent housing for the region’s homeless population.
“The policy of criminalizing homelessness has never worked,” said Georgia Berkovich, director of public affairs at The Midnight Mission, which offers emergency and social services to homeless people. “We need more beds. We need more housing.”
NBC: Airline passenger charged with federal felony after mooning flight attendant and causing other disturbances.
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