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Tag: Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Aug.
13th

Lawsuits against DOC increase our vulnerability to dangerous felons

When a heinous crime occurs, a compassionate community is one that quickly steps in to help victims and their family members. Paramedics, nurses and doctors provide medical aid; police and prosecutors arrest and charge those responsible; neighbors and friends rush in to provide comfort.

But what if the victims or the family members decide that the community at large is responsible for the crime itself?

That question is at the center of a lawsuit filed against the Department of Corrections on behalf of the juvenile son of Jim Sanders, killed during a 2010 home invasion robbery dubbed the Craigslist Murder.

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