College is an exceptionally important time in a person's educational development. It provides the opportunity to study subject matters of interest, acquire skills for a career, and experience personal growth. As of late, however, college campus sexual assault has attracted attention in the media.
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The rate of violent crime is dropping. New York City offers great insight into this reality. In 2014, 328 homicides were reported compared to a staggering 2,245 in 1990. According to the FBI, in 2010, the U.S. had experienced a 40-year low in violent crime. Experts offer numerous reasons for why crime is on the decline, including: more people are in prison than in the past, potential victims are protecting themselves better at home, and policing has become more disciplined by focusing on reducing crime as opposed to maximizing arrest numbers.
On January 22, New York Assembly speaker Sheldon Silver was arrested for federal corruption charges. After years of rumors regarding injustices committed by Mr. Silver, the U.S. District Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, filed a thirty-five page criminal complaint against Mr. Silver alleging five counts including honest services mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit honest services mail fraud, extortion "under the color of law", and extortion conspiracy. Mr. Silver is a personal injury attorney and a Democratic politician from New York who held the position as Speaker of the New York Assembly for nearly twenty years. Eight days after his arrest on federal corruption charges, the democrat submitted his resignation with the New York State Assembly and his unpaid leave of absence from his position as counsel to Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.