In the New World of language that means anything you want, it's sometimes hard to keep track of what some people, particularly criminal defense lawyers, actually mean. To assist those of you who are having trouble, I offer the following dictionary:
Overzealous prosecutor - A prosecutor who's awake during business hours.
Stacking charges - An indictment whose counts correspond to the defendant's crime spree, including all 75 house burglaries.
Smart on Crime - Oblivious to crime, usually trotted out as "nuanced thinking." This is in contrast to your "neanderthal thinking."
Alternative Sentencing - Anything except going to the slammer. More broadly, any punishment other than one that might conceivably persuade the defendant that getting a normal job is better than knocking over the gas station.
Multiculturalism - A big word meaning, "The West stinks." Shorthand version: "America stinks." Under multiculturalism, Abraham Lincoln, who supported and used the death penalty, is out, and Che Guevara, blood soaked anti-imperialist leader, is in.
Tolerance - The mind-set that requires you to assume that every way of living is as good as every other way of living. Thus, if a woman has X number of kids by Y number of men, none of whom she troubled herself to get to know all that well, much less marry, we must accept this in the name of "tolerance" of a "non-traditional lifestyle." (Indeed, we are required not merely to tolerate it but foot the bill). If you are rude enough to point out that the kids who come into the world this way are much more likely to be poorly educated, not to mention abused by the next boyfriend and eventually to wind up in jail, you are "intolerant."
Verbal violence - A statement a liberal doesn't like but has trouble refuting analytically. Thus, if you say that hard-edged feminism is at odds with traditional families -- the kind in which children are most likely to prosper and live peaceful, law-abiding lives -- this is "verbal violence" against women, and you have to sit in the corner.
I'll have more entries over the next few days.