Monday, December 8, 2008

O.J. Simpson sentenced Friday

Two interesting points from Richard Abowitz’ blog entry that I thought were worth noting: the first is how closely the Nevada criminal justice system pays attention when a crime includes “gun” and “casino.” The second is how differently the Nevada criminal justice system treats crimes committed in a “tourist corridor,” as Abowitz put it, from the rest of the state. The Palace Station Hotel & Casino isn’t on the Strip. It’s on West Sahara Avenue, a mile away. It is still a tourist hotel with a devoted following. Abowitz used his own personal example of vehicle vandalism near his former apartment, which received no police attention; and vehicle vandalism when he was parked at a casino, which received an immediate response.

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