USA Today – Quit abusing ‘active shooter’ term: Column

James Alan Fox

James Alan Fox says Fort Hood is latest example of unnecessary panic created by misuse of this terminology.

Corrections.com – Juvenile Injustice

Boy-Behind-Bars

James Alan Fox weighs in on juvenile justice vs. juvenile punishment in Massachusetts in light of the Philip Chism case.

Romney’s good failure

James Alan Fox

By James Alan Fox | Crime and Punishment | blog for Boston.com | September 5, 2012

On stage in front of thousands of delighted delegates to the DNC in Charlotte, Governor Deval Patrick detailed the many ways in which his predecessor in the corner office on Beacon Hill failed the citizens of Massachusetts. And there was much to Governor Mitt Romney’s record for Patrick to work with.

Never mind Mitt Romney’s outrageous attempts to abuse the Commonwealth as the butt of his anti-liberal barbs, even while still holding the state’s highest elective office, as he toured the country garnering momentum for his eventual run for the Presidency. According to Patrick, Mitt Romney left the Commonwealth in worse shape than when he assumed the leadership post four years earlier. Not only did Romney raise fees and cut education, but Massachusetts ranked 47th in job creation during his term as Governor. Read More

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