Human Rights | Punishing crimes big and small can be life-and-death business
by Mindy Belz
Posted 5/03/13, 01:00 am
When I was a girl about 4 years old, I ventured into the street with a playmate one hot afternoon to pop tar bubbles. Playing in the street was a no-no and my mother greeted me grim-faced when I came inside. “Were you playing in the street?” she asked. “No,” I said, quickly hiding my tar-stained fingers behind my back. She sent me to my room.