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Worth County Sheriff accused of misconduct in school search

The situation made national news. On April 14, Worth County Sheriff's deputies bodily searched hundreds of high school students, allegedly in a quest to find drugs. A female deputy told the southwest Georgia Sheriff that another deputy's search methods were questionable, but the Sheriff left it to her to deal with the matter. The Sheriff himself noticed that same deputy acting in a method he had not directed, but he "by his own admission failed to take any action to address this issue," according to a prosecutor.

With 'gray divorce' on the rise, are your retirement savings adequate?

According to the Pew Research Center, the divorce rate among those 50 and older doubled between the 1990s and the mid-2000s. This so-called "gray divorce" is even more prevalent among people in their second or later marriages -- and there are a lot of those in the Baby Boom generation.

Racial discrimination and the U.S. justice system

In Georgia as in the United States, individuals differ greatly when it comes to their views on race and crime. The divisions tend to lie along political lines, and have widened in recent years. A new study conducted by the Pew Research Center reveals that the U.S. population has become, in some senses, less biased toward foreigners and people of color. Unfortunately, our justice system and other institutions have yet to catch up with popular opinion.

Nationwide, fewer juvenile offenders are being tried as adults

The nonprofit Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ) has just issued a new report on the trends in the prosecution, sentencing and incarceration of juvenile offenders in the U.S. The report contained a great deal of good news. One trend is unmistakable: Far fewer young people in our nation are being tried as adults or incarcerated in adult prisons.

What does Atlanta's marijuana decriminalization law do?

On Oct. 2, the Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to reduce the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana. This brings the city into line with a growing number of larger cities that have decriminalized cannabis possession within city limits.

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