As activists try to reverse a terrible criminalization of prostitution, opponents have evolved their reasonings to try and keep it illegal. They are far from the original reasons for criminalizing it, and all of them are based on fallacious arguments and misconceptions.
Our techniques for suppressing wildfires stem for a day when our trees were seen only as a timber resource that must be preserved. They received no scientific evaluation at the time they were implemented, and new research has shown the damage they cause.
Think about our morals and how they apply to marriage. One has evolved greatly over time, while the other has remained the same.
Felony disenfranchisement in the United States affects a large number of American citizens. Its wide expansion after the Civil War has some racist backstory to it that others do not always consider when discussing the topic.
One important distinction that is very important to keep in mind when discussing prisoner rights is the difference between rights and privileges. Not everyone understands what a prisoner's life is like, and incorrectly assume that they are given a lot more than they really are while incarcerated.
This is a somewhat complicated issue that can't be easily summarized in just a few words: suspected racism in the police force resulting in seemingly unfair shootings and deaths of African American civilians. Police shootings aren't all that uncommon, at least not according to some data collected by The Washington Post which suggests that 991 deaths by police occurred in the year 2015. That's a lot of officer-involved deaths – a rate of almost three per day.