The “Arrest and Alleged Charges No Longer Exist — as If It Never Happened”

Expungement laws let people who have been arrested—and often even ones who have been convicted—get their records removed from government databases, or sometimes sealed so that some government agencies can access them but the public can’t.

Source: The “Arrest and Alleged Charges No Longer Exist — as If It Never Happened”

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The Rise of Hindu Fanaticism and the Killing of Indian Journalists: New at Reason

While the world thinks of India as a land of white doves and Gandhi, this once proud liberal democracy is descending into darkness. Just last week, Reason Foundation Shikha Dalmia’s friend Gauri Lankesh—a fiery Indian journalist who was an outspoken critic of Hindu fanaticism­—was shot at point-blank range outside her house in Bangalore, India’s Silicon Valley.

Source: The Rise of Hindu Fanaticism and the Killing of Indian Journalists: New at Reason