Veterans affairs

Study Valor Act before changing it

Study Valor Act before changing it

Sensationalizing outlier cases provides distorted picture of law

MASSACHUSETTS IS ON the brink of abandoning one of the most innovative criminal justice initiatives for veterans in the nation. In 2012, after a significant amount of research and debate, the Valor Act became law. Section 16 of the act established an alternative legal pathway for veterans charged with crimes that could reasonably be connected(...)

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Debating veterans affairs

WBZ’s Jon Keller broached the idea that the Republican debate in Milwaukee should focus on veterans affairs, specifically what to do about the Veterans Administration, mental health issues faced by returning soldiers, and the decision-making that goes into foreign incursions. The eight major GOP presidential contenders talked a good game about national defense and the new missions(...)

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