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Attacker showed progress, deserved second chance

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Some people believe that judges should be strictly apathetic and impartial when ruling. But the criminal-justice system is a living, breathing organism, much like the people that pass through it. That is why judges need to rule from experience and use empathy as well. Opponents might call this judicial activism, but not everything is black and white, so not every decision should or can be backed by some kind of irrefutable precedent. That’s just not ...

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