Calling it an issue America can't afford to ignore, President Barack Obama laid out an expansive vision Tuesday for fixing the criminal justice system by focusing on communities, courtrooms and cellblocks. He announced a federal review of the use of solitary confinement and urged Congress to pass a sentencing reform bill by year's end.
They say the whole world loves a lover, but in Newport, Rhode Island, at least, not everyone is fond of the so-called "love locks" that sweethearts are leaving along the resort city's famed seaside Cliff Walk. At a Wednesday night meeting, the city's Cliff Walk Commission is expected to discuss a plan to remove the locks with bolt cutters. "When the locks first started to appear a few years ago, we didn't pay much attention," said Robert Power, the commission's chairman.