Trying Violent Crimes in Federal Court

The recent dismissal of death penalty charges against two alleged gang leaders in Boston is reviving controversy about which violent crimes belong in federal rather than state court. Supporters say stiffer federal penalties help deter crime. But skeptics say they don't see the proof. Martha Bebinger delves into the debate.

This program aired on June 28, 2006. The audio for this program is not available.


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