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Mark Bello

More Laws that Will Surprise You (Dumb Legislation – Part 2)

While most of our laws are obvious and reasonable, some laws seem…a little strange, even humorous as I wrote last Friday, in Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun. Click here if you missed it (you won’t believe […]

Mark Bello

Dumb Legislation: You Can’t Bathe Your Donkey but You Can Buy a Gun

Throughout history, legislators, nationwide, have passed laws to keep citizens safe. Some of those laws are sensible, appropriate and well-intentioned. Some are, shall we say, ‘unusual’ or, to be kind, outdated. Considering how difficult it has become for Congress or […]

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#NeverAgain

The death toll at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stands at 17, all victims of a single gunman, who by all accounts is a deeply troubled young man. Despite multiple warnings to law enforcement officials, this young man slipped […]

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Pope Francis’ Reputation on Sex Abuse ‘Has Gone from Bad to Worse’

For some time, Pope Francis has faced much criticism for not prioritizing the prevention of the sexual abuse of children. Now, he, himself, is at the center of cover-ups. In regards to supporting the victims of clerical sexual abuse, it […]

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Is Pope Francis Making It Harder For Victims To Speak Up?

Last week, on his visit to Chile, Pope Francis accused sex abuse victims of slandering a bishop that they claim had protected a pedophile priest. In 2015, the Pope appointed Juan Barros as bishop of Osorno, Chile despite allegations that […]

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Ex-USA Gymnastics Doctor Gets Up to 175 Years After Sexual Assault Survivors Speak Out

Larry Nassar, the doctor accused of abusing more than 100 women and girls, was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison. More than 80 victims testified against Nassar, describing the impact of being assaulted by him. Nassar admitted molesting […]

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Martin Luther King Day: Reflect and Remember

Today we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., America’s champion of racial justice and equality. This man endured harassment, threats, beatings, even bombings, but it never stopped is fight for justice and equality. Dr. King […]

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When Fighting for Justice becomes Waiting for Justice

Immigrants fighting deportation can be detained indefinitely while trying to defend their rights to remain in the U.S. While many eventually win their case, others give up because they cannot endure the hardship of being locked up. Today, I read […]

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Justice for All

Most of us have strong personal opinions on how to best shape or migrate through the American sociopolitical landscape. These days, injustice seems to have run amok. Yet, seldom is an opinion asked of or consideration given to the victims […]

Mark Bello

Drama of the Law

While working on the release of my third novel in early 2018, I had a casual interview with 8Grand Publications. Drama of the Law: Top Legal Thriller Novels by 8Grand Publications There is an endless list of legal thriller novels. Which ones are […]