This is great… Azeri police

by Nathan Hamm on 8/23/2003

This is great…
Azeri police in my homeland. Here’s the best part:

When Lewis introduced them to Cindy Schaeffer, peer court
coordinator, and explained that in some first-time offenses juveniles
are sentenced by a jury of their peers, with the possibility of having
the offense expunged from their record if sanctions are successfully
completed, they were dumbfounded.
“And Washington allows this?” they marveled.

No mention of shaking people down for bribes though. Darn.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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