It can be difficult to imagine criminals behind bars as crime victims, but that is what they are when someone in a position of power within a jail or a prison takes personal liberties with an inmate. It is reassuring to see Douglas County Jail administrators take seriously the recent allegations of sexual misconduct by now-fired guards. Inmates lack all power behind bars. Their caretakers should know better.
The freak blizzard that killed thousands of cattle in Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming earlier this month is a reminder of the volatile nature of weather on the Great Plains. It’s also a reminder that some of our neighbors, who lost both calves and cows, are hurting right now.