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Jonathan Westminster: "The 15% Solution," Serialization, 4th Installment: Chapter Three

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The trade paperback version of the original edition of The 15% Solution is available on  Both the trade paperback and hardcover versions of the original edition can also be found on and on . The 2004 print-on-demand re-issue of the book from Xlibris can be found as well on and .  You will find a "Sub-Home Page" for the serialization at the lower right-hand corner of the Home Page of .  It contains such items as the Disclaimer, cast of characters, author's bio., cover copy, and several (favorable) reviews.  Also it will have a full archive of all the chapters as they are published over time.  The serialization is appearing as well on , Dandelion Salad , The Greanville POST , and TheHarderStuff newsletter .

1]        Author's Note: Actually, in the mid-90s a defendant's claim of violation of the "exclusionary rule" by police lead to the failure of the prosecution's case in only from 0.6% to 5% of the criminal cases of the time (Seelye).

[2]        Author's Note: The whole of the Fourth Amendment protecting all persons in the United States from unwarranted search and seizure was eventually re­pealed, by a provi­sion of the "Balancing Amendment" to the Constitution ratified in 2006 (see Chapter eight).

[3]        Author's Note: In the Transition Era, the "camps solution" was proposed by many observers for many problems.  And it was not the Right-Wing reaction­aries alone who climbed on this bandwag­on.  President Bill Clinton endorsed the idea of "boot camps" for dealing with youthful offenders of all types.  A centrist colum­nist of the time, one Pete Hamill, proposed that to solve the problem of homelessness then plagu­ing the big cities, camps should be set for them in which both conven­tional education and "moral instruction" would be provided (Hamill).

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Steven Jonas, MD, MPH, MS is a Professor Emeritus of Preventive Medicine at StonyBrookMedicine (NY) and author/co-author/editor/co-editor of over 35 books. In addition to his position on OpEdNews as a "Trusted Author," he is a Senior Editor, (more...)

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