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I’ve long noticed the peculiar fanaticism of the Bazelon legal dynasty to hatch ideas that raise the crime rate and get more black men murdered by other black men. There was David Bazelon, the most important judge in the country not on the Supreme Court during the Warren Court years. He was chief judge of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington and often conspired with the Supreme Court’s svengali William Brennan to tee up cases for the Warren Court to help more than double the murder rate in America from 1964-1975. Among many other bad ideas, Judge Bazelon came up with the Temporary Insanity defense.

And there are his granddaughters Emily and Lara Bazelon, both beavering away to bring back the bad old days of high crime rates.

From the New York Times opinion page:

I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids
I love them beyond all reason. But sometimes my clients need me more.

By Lara Bazelon
Ms. Bazelon is a law professor.

June 29, 2019

I am a lawyer, a law professor and a writer. I am also a divorced mother of two young children. I’m often asked some version of: “How do you excel at work and be the best mother you can be?”

Every working mother gets this question, which presupposes that a “work-life balance” is achievable. It’s not. The term traps women in an endless cycle of shame and self-recrimination.

In 2013, I was the trial lawyer on a case to free an innocent black man improbably named Kash Register….

At the time, my son was 4 and my daughter was 2. One month before the retrial started, I moved from San Francisco to a tiny apartment close to the courthouse in Los Angeles. I went long stretches without seeing my children.

During these months, my son had a lot of questions. “Why are you gone so much?” “Why are you always on the phone talking about that guy with the funny name?” I explained what was at stake. The good guys are fighting the bad guys. If we lose, it means racism won and a man’s life was destroyed. …

In 2017, my son’s third-grade class had a midday Thanksgiving potluck. … After the meal, it was time for presentations. Each child had been given a piece of orange paper shaped like a leaf with prompts to answer: “I appreciate my parents because” and “this helps me to.”

One by one, the children stood up and read what they had written. Many of them talked about how much they loved their moms, because they made them delicious food or gave them a safe place to live.

I grew uncomfortable as I listened, my smile frozen on my face. What on earth was my son going to say when it was his turn? That he lived in two different houses and routinely ate boiled hot dogs and chicken fingers while his mother told true crime stories? That he had once told me, politely, as we sat down to dinner, “Mom, I think you forgot the vegetable”?

My son was one of the last children to speak. He stood up and, in a clear voice, said: “I appreciate my parents for being lawyers because they get people out of jail. This really helps me reflect, do the right thing and have positive role models.”

Lara Bazelon (@larabazelon), a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law, is the author of, most recently, “Rectify: The Power of Restorative Justice After Wrongful Conviction.”

I’ve often wondered whether a lot of Jewish anger at family members gets redirected outward toward society in general.

 
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  1. Race says:

    Why does she think he was “improbably named” Kash Register? Isn’t it instead “intentionally, and without irony?”

    • Replies: @Hail
    , @ben tillman
  2. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:

    Psychological defense mechanisms are common in immature people. Some of the ones liberals use are reaction formation, denial, projection, and rationalization.

  3. Lawguy says:

    It was the DC Circuit, not the First Circuit. The First Circuit is in New England. The DC Circuit, which indeed may be first in prestige, is the only cIrcuit without a number.

  4. J.Ross says:

    >four year old grateful for help reflecting
    >he’s not talking about things you attach to his bike
    >in fact I wouldn’t be at all surprised to learn he hasn’t got a bike
    Let me show the boy my knives, give me the time it takes to kill one squirrel, and he will be mine.

    • Replies: @sayless
  5. We really need a return to something…

  6. M_Young says:

    ““I appreciate my parents for being lawyers because they get people out of jail. This really helps me reflect, do the right thing and have positive role models.”

    Said no four year old, ever

  7. Okiie44 says:

    I seem to recall you mentioned a while back that the Friedan/Abzug/Steinham/Shulamith Firestone early brigades may have been motivated by their parents overspending on tuition for their not-quite-as-bright-as-they-were brothers. Or perhaps I read that somewhere else.

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Art Deco
  8. Dr. X says:

    Abandon mothering your own fatherless children for a con named Kash Register. Lovely, just lovely.

    And then we wonder why America is swirling around the drain.

    (I’d be VERY interested in seeing Mr. Register’s rap sheet and finding out something about his case. Maybe he was “wrongly convicted,” maybe not. But I’m willing to bet that he wasn’t a choirboy snatched off the streets by white crypto-Klan cops merely for the color of his skin.

    I also kinda doubt Ms. Bazelon would be quite so dedicated to defending a white veteran or NRA man who got jammed up under California’s outrageous gun laws…)

  9. It is all fine, but the majority of criminal defense lawyers spend their days working on plea bargains for criminals who are guilty as hell.

    Kash Register was released after 34 years in prison, having been convicted of first degree murder based on the false testimony of an alleged eyewitness who herself had a criminal record, and had been arrested for forgery six days before the murder took place, and who said that she knew him from having been to school together.

    He was paid a large sum of money as compensation for a false conviction.

    The false testimony only came to light when a sister of the false witness discovered that Register hand been in prison for many years based on the faulty testimony. There also seems to have been some prosecutorial misconduct, for example not telling the court that their prime witness was a criminal.

    I am glad Register finally got out, if he was innocent.

    I am not sure that he was there as a result of racism. From the reports it is not clear if the false witness was of a different race from the accused.

    Anyway. this kind of case is rather rare.

    I am not a lawyer, so I really don’t know how common it is for lawyers to have to live away from their families while working on criminal trials or appeals, and for their children to have to live on a diet of boiled hot dogs–hopefully there was an adult present to supervise the use of boiling water.

    The words of the son are reassuring and he spoke with extraordinary eloquence and maturity for a 4-year-old, his only error was not knowing the difference between a jail and a prison, which is understandable at the age of 4.

  10. peterike says:

    Only Jews could act this way. She sacrifices her children so she can spend time further dismantling goy society, and virtue signaling turned up to 11. Amazing.

  11. anonymous[283] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh hell yeah!

  12. Ibound1 says:

    In 2013, I was the trial lawyer on a case to free an innocent black man improbably named Kash Register….

    Not “improbably named” at all. Not to anyone who actually lives in America. Lots of strange names out there.

    Anyway, the whole thing sounds like child abuse to me. We can only hope the young Bazelon will grow up resentful and angry and turn conservative as a rebellion against his incredibly self-centered mother.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  13. trelane says:

    I’ve often wondered whether a lot of Jewish anger at family members gets redirected outward toward society in general.

    Why is it that only Jews and no one else are subject to antisemitism? And why is it that this apparent mental disorder can only be remedied with punishment and not a medical treatment plan? Why is this?

  14. In 2013, I was the trial lawyer on a case to free an innocent black man improbably named Kash Register

    In other words, Till.

    • LOL: Kylie
    • Replies: @Clyde
  15. Anonymous[195] • Disclaimer says:

    Making noises about saving blacks covers up Zionist Jim Crow against Palestinians and other crimes and the fact that Jews were among the most avid White-Flighters.

  16. TWS says:

    And then all the children clapped.

  17. Wilkey says:

    Brainwashing children works about 90% of the time. That’s because whatever environment you’re raised in is what feels normal and natural. For most of history most parents understood that. Today it’s only the Left that remembers. This lady probably doesn’t go a single day without telling her children how great and good the Left is. If parents don’t teach their children conservative principles then they will grow up believing whatever the rest of the world is telling them to believe.

    • Agree: Triumph104, TomSchmidt
    • Replies: @Lagertha
    , @ben tillman
  18. newrouter says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    >The words of the son are reassuring and he spoke with extraordinary eloquence and maturity for a 4-year-old, his only error was not knowing the difference between a jail and a prison, which is understandable at the age of 4.<

    Are you interested in buying a bridge in Brooklyn?

  19. RickinJax says:

    No 4 year old kid said that. That she thinks people will believe it shows what a lousy mother she really is.

  20. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    At first I thought you were shitting us. Kash Register??

    But, ……

    https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=4324

    Appears the Registers really did name their unfortunate kid Kash.
    I shouldn’t have been surprised.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  21. Lara Bazelon has been discussing herself for years.

    https://slate.com/human-interest/2009/10/my-surprise-planned-pregnancy.html
    https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/fashion/from-divorce-a-fractured-beauty.html
    https://mmlafleur.com/mdash/lara-bazelon-lawyer-litigator-interview

    Matthew Dirkes is her ex-husband.

    Matthew Dirkes represents individuals, executives, and companies in complex criminal and civil proceedings in federal and state court as well as in investigations by government enforcement authorities. Matt has helped steer clients through grand jury investigations and has defended those charged with federal crimes at all stages, from pre-trial proceedings through trial, at sentencing, on appeal, and in post-conviction collateral attacks. He also has represented clients in post-trial criminal proceedings in California state court, including on new trial motions, direct appeals, and habeas petitions.

    In his federal criminal practice, Matt has defended clients charged with a broad array of crimes, including securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, economic espionage, bank fraud, false statements, obstruction of justice, racketeering, and drug and gun possession. In his state practice, he has defended clients convicted of murder, real estate and securities fraud, and filing false documents. …

    https://boersch-illovsky.com/attorneys/matthew-dirkes/

    https://unicourt.com/case/ca-sfc-lara-bazelon-vs-matthew-dirkes-355615

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
    , @Anonymous
  22. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @trelane

    Why is it that only Jews and no one else are subject to antisemitism? And why is it that this apparent mental disorder can only be remedied with punishment and not a medical treatment plan? Why is this?

    It is clearly a mystery, especially, since without question the vast majority of Semites are not Jews, and there is a good question as to whether most Jews really are all that Semitic.

  23. Sam Patch says:

    I can pretty much guarantee the innocent (railroaded!!) men she gets off prison sentences will be there to visit her in the Springfield Retirement Castle come her golden years…

  24. KunioKun says:

    Life lessons from journalists, academics, and artsy types are really good, just do the opposite of what they say.

  25. istevefan says:

    Three generations are enough.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    , @AnotherDad
  26. @Lawguy

    The DC Circuit, which indeed may be first in prestige, is the only cIrcuit without a number.

    Apparently, its number is the first Roman numeral.

  27. istevefan says:
    @Ibound1

    What if Kash Register married Marijuana Pepsi?

  28. @M_Young

    Indeed, but she says this was four after she neglected him, so he was a screwed up 8 year old, not a screwed up 4 year old. Either way, those are words he was coached to say at some point.

  29. Bugg says:

    Doubt any 4 year old kid said that. And someday he is going to vent some serious rage in some way about a mom who didn’t value him enough to spend any time with him.

    And spare us the martyr act. Appellate work is in fact mostly dry research and writing hunched over a computer rather than conducting much of an investigation. She did not need to move to an apartment near any courthouse. And as to what investigation there was, that is mostly the work of private investigators, often paid for by the state.

    Will say having misspent my youth in an east coast DA’s office and then doing assigned counsel criminal work, criminal trial work is a total pain in the ass. It is ridiculously time-consuming. And happy that I wasn’t still doing that when we had kids. Not shocking that both of these lawyers 1. had no business having kids and 2. are now divorced.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @Alden
  30. Lagertha says:
    @peterike

    yes. It is more disgusting every day. The best part: normies are waking up!

  31. SFG says:

    You could be right about the Friedan, Firestone et al generation, but seems to me Emily appreciates granddad and wants to continue his contributions to society.

    Of course, those contributions make things worse, but that’s hard to explain to liberals. They totally ignore the damage done by crooks who get out and commit crimes. Same crap in the 60s.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  32. Lagertha says:
    @Wilkey

    Only Progressives hector their kids. I see this all the time at airports, restaurants, museums – these parents disgust me. Even my Millennial sons are disgusted by these often, super ugly moms…and hapless, pussified bald dads who are terrified of their now, ugly and mean wives. Screeching ruins the contours of your jaw-line and nose, brow area. And, these ugly-assed women often wear yoga-wear, everywhere… – don’t, just don’t.

  33. @Lawguy

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit also lacks a number.

    It is a grandma’s attic court, based in D.C. but with national jurisdiction, which hears appeals on a hodge-podge of issues, including customs, patents, trademarks, military contracts, and claims against the federal government.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @(((Owen)))
  34. Anonymous[143] • Disclaimer says:

    A whole lot of virtual ink spilled for what amounts to a “Look at me!” genre piece that Sailer likes to carp on. At least it is of the higher quality that you would expect from an educated Jewess unlike the “Don’t touch my hair!” blacks (lowest tier) or the “Don’t call me cute!” asians (middling tier).

    The shame is the NYT commentariat who swallow and accept these rationalizations for child neglect.

    My choice is more than a financial imperative. I prioritize my work because I’m ambitious and because I believe it’s important. If I didn’t write and teach and litigate, a part of me would feel empty.

    Might as well just come out and say that childrearing is BORING and, as a modern, liberated women, I DEMAND more from my life!

    When I would fly home, I was often not fully present. My client needed me more than my children did. So he got more of me. A lot more.

    Oddly sexual…

    Recently, I turned down an offer to teach an extra class for a significant amount of money because I didn’t want to lose that time with them.

    Bravo, what a sacrifice was made. Again, I don’t understand how the average NYT reader swallows this self-serving tripe.

    I also remind myself that if I were a dad, I would be getting accolades for all the times I scheduled a doctor’s appointment or arranged a play date.

    Here is the most powerful and telling rationalization from the piece. Classic projection. She fears that she is in fact a ‘bad mom’ so quickly finds another subject to compare herself to and thereby soothe her soul. Funny and telling how internalized(bigoted) her views on male parents are.

    • Agree: TTSSYF
    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @Mr McKenna
  35. I’ve Picked My Job Over My Kids
    I love them beyond all reason. But sometimes my clients need me more.

    Prima facie psychopathy right there, for those of you playing long with the home game.

    Biology dictates that nothing is more important than one’s children, in the same way air, water, and food are more important than, say, nice shoes.

    I am also a divorced mother of two young children. I’m often asked some version of: “How do you excel at work and be the best mother you can be?”

    “Well, I started by abandoning my helpmate and depriving the children of their father….”

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Alden
    , @Father O'Hara
  36. “And then the whole classroom clapped.”

    Seriously what is it about communists that they have to continually tell false stories to try to garner sympathy for their arguments? It’s almost like reality is biased against them, so they have to make shit up.

    For decades now we’ve not only bought these stories hook, line, and sinker, we’ve never questioned them at all, and then, if the occasional lie is found out, we forget about it and readily believe the same liar the next time they speak.

    My favorite is the one the old chestnut babykillers love to tell: a long-time abortion protester who goes into the same clinic she’s been protesting at, has an abortion, then resume protesting outside the same clinic the next day. I think the fairy columnist at the NY Times told it again just a few years ago.

    Just think about how ridiculous that story is on its face, and how no proof is ever offered of it. And yet our controlled opposition leaders have never questioned it.

    Fuck this liar. This story is Fake News.

    And, in the future, openly doubt anything the Left says. They do not act in good faith.

  37. For a moment there I read that as “Bazillion”. It does actually seem that bazillionaires are all about imposing conditions on society that lead to massive violence by blacks against each other. Take the Pritzker’s Chicago for instance.

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @David Bauer
  38. Bugg says:
    @istevefan

    “We have seen more than once that the public welfare may call upon the best citizens for their lives. It would be strange if it could not call upon those who already sap the strength of the State for these lesser sacrifices, often not felt to be such by those concerned, in order to prevent our being swamped with incompetence. It is better for all the world if, instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. . . . Three generations of imbeciles are enough.” Hon. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Buck v. Bell, U.S. Supreme Court (1927).

    • Replies: @Autochthon
    , @Reg Cæsar
  39. Anglo-Saxons do the opposite, anger that should rightly be directed against societal forces is turned into petty family squabbles.

    • Agree: SimpleSong
    • Replies: @Anon
  40. @Anonymous

    Appears the Registers really did name their unfortunate kid Kash.
    I shouldn’t have been surprised.

    It is not all that uncommon for people to give their children joke names, even white people.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  41. @Bugg

    A thousand times this, especially the bit about being able to easily work remotely and fly in for oral argument; all the more so when all your CALR (Wexis, etc.) – and everything else; tour entire income, really!, including copious free time to fart around writing appeals in the first place – is subsidised by your cushy gig in academia.

    • Replies: @Bugg
  42. Kash Register was a sport; generally, what criminal defense attorneys — particularly good criminal defense attorneys — do is secure acquittals for people who are guilty of the offense they were charged with.

    What’s pathetic is that this woman apparently sees this as a better use of her time than properly raising her children. She really could get some government sinecure that would require her to be in the office for exactly forty hours a week — and then she wouldn’t have to fret about what kind of mommy her son thought she was.

    • Agree: jim jones
  43. Clyde says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    L.A. to pay $24 million to two men imprisoned for decades …
    https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-wrongful-convictions-20160119-story.html
    Jan 19, 2016 · Kash Delano Register, who won his freedom in 2013 after lawyers and students from Loyola Law School cast doubt on the testimony of a key prosecution witness, will …

    Author: Emily Alpert Reyes, Matt Lait

    • Replies: @Alden
  44. Hail says: • Website
    @Race

    Worth mentioning:

    Mr. Kash D. Register was born in 1960.

    (He was reportedly 18 at time of the crime in April 1979, and reportedly 53 in early November 2013, when the case made news again, implying a mid-late 1960 birth; Mr. Register’s K-12 tenure would have likely been fall 1965 to spring 1978, not far off Mr. Sailer’s K-12 cohort; if Mr. Kash Register was raised in Los Angeles, where he was resident at the time of the crime in 1979, he and Steve Sailer would’ve been in more-or-less the same place, region anyway, at more-or-less the same time, two years apart in school [Sailer graduated in spring 1976, I think]. “So close, yet so far.”)

    I mention this, Mr. Kash Register’s 1960 birth, as a datapoint in the ongoing debate about when, exactly, U.S. Blacks began to go overboard with ‘Shaniqua’ type names, and all that such may imply. If the name “Kash D. Register” appears on his 1960 birth certificate, that’s something, as it may be earlier than some thought. Or maybe it was LA.

  45. @James Bowery

    Bazelons and Pritzkers go way back.

    • Replies: @Flip
  46. @Bugg

    Poor form, old man; no one ever laughs at the explanation of a joke.

  47. Bugg says:
    @Autochthon

    Her Lexis/Nexus searches could be done anywhere.May be in the olden times, you physically had to be in a law library, but that hasn’t been the case since the mid 1990s.Such searches would be no better being next to the courthouse; the contention being near the courthouse is important is beyond laughable. Any oral argument is typically 1 day, and she would only be before a live appellate panel for a total of a half hour in most states. In the DA’s office I worked in, the appeals guys (all very smart academics) were a law unto themselves because it wasn’t terribly exciting. However it is prestigious work, and arguing before an appellate court is a big deal. And the hours were good, if you could tolerate researching arcane case law and statutes and how they might apply to a pretrial case issue or sustaining a conviction.

    • Replies: @BenKenobi
  48. Clyde says:

    Former eye candy nitwits sue to get millions in back taxes from white males

    Five NY1 Anchorwomen Sue Cable Channel for Age and Gender Discrimination
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/business/media/ny1-women-anchors-lawsuit.html

    Five anchorwomen at NY1, one of the country’s most prominent local news channels, sued the network on Wednesday over age and gender discrimination, alleging a systematic effort by managers to force them off the air in favor of younger, less experienced hosts.

    The suit, filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, portrays a newsroom at odds with the friendly image that has made NY1 a beloved institution among New Yorkers. And it publicized tensions that have long afflicted the TV news business, where older women’s careers often fade as male counterparts thrive.

    The plaintiffs range in age from 40 to 61 and include Roma Torre, one of the channel’s longest-serving anchors. “We feel we are being railroaded out of the place,” Ms. Torre said in an interview. “Men age on TV with a sense of gravitas, and we as women have an expiration date.”

    • Replies: @Alden
    , @res
  49. @Justice Duvall

    Patents are not “grandma’s attic.” Tell that to Apple, Google, Facebook, Micro$oft, Amazon, Samsug, et al..

    True enough most of it is now mostly down to what happens in the. district courts and the ITC.

  50. anon[335] • Disclaimer says:

    Mother lives in moral sanctimony dream world.
    Son grows up without mother and immersed in moral sanctimony dream world.
    Son will spend the rest of his life in moral sanctimony dream world or else be really pissed off.
    Let’s hope he gets pissed off.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  51. I’ve long noticed the peculiar fanaticism of the Bazelon legal dynasty to hatch ideas that raise the crime rate and get more black men murdered by other black men.

    A raving fanaticism.

  52. MattinLA says:

    The university of San Francisco is as shit law school that exploits the rubes who go there. What a hero she is for being a professor there!

    • Replies: @Alden
  53. @Anonymous

    Oddly sexual…

    There’s much to this:

    – Pound Me Too
    – Lean In
    – Women on Top

    On and on it goes. Browse the “Women’s Groups” in LinkedIn, Xing, etc. and you’ll see heaps of laughably (inadvertant?) sexual innuendo.

    Whiskey may be a broken clock, but he is correct at least twice a day…..

    • Replies: @SFG
  54. Goatweed says:

    The stranger murders in Edmond, Ok are not limited to the last out of Africa killing other folk who left the dark continent late.

  55. Lurker says:

    We must never forget the 6 Bazelon.

  56. George says:

    “hatch ideas that raise the crime rate ”

    Alternatively, protect liberty.

    Liberty Has Lost Its Protection By Paul Craig Roberts

    I remember when guarding against any diminishing of constitutional rights was considered more important than convicting another criminal.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/06/paul-craig-roberts/liberty-has-lost-its-protection/

    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  57. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    I’ve known white Harley Davidsons and Mercedes Benzes, but “Kash Register” just seems on the borderline.

  58. @Triumph104

    Clients that can actually pay, in other words.

  59. @Justice Duvall

    The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is incredibly corrupt. The previous Chief Judge (Rader) had to resign over corruption and ethics violations. The court routinely judges cases where its members benefit professionally from expanding jurisdiction and then eventually gets slapped down by the Supreme Court. And decisions always tilt toward expanding the incomes of its specialized bar, regardless of law and facts.

    It created the software patent crisis and is the key promoter of patents on human genes.

    It was created only in 1983 and is long overdue for termination.

    • Agree: Lot
  60. Anon[102] • Disclaimer says:
    @James Braxton

    This times 10000000.

  61. @George

    We could do that……. in Whitopias. Not so much in “diverse” areas.

  62. @peterike

    “How do you excel at work and be the best mother you can be?”

    Every working mother gets this question

    Correction: hardly any ‘working mothers’ hear even the first part. Ever.

    Yes, this degree of boasting and self-congratulation is endemic with the Tribe, but it’s also another thing they have in common with Asians. And at least one or two Anglo types, if we are to believe them.

    Unseemly at best, in every instance. No one I know would be caught dead bragging. Just Not Done.

    • Agree: Ibound1
    • Replies: @TTSSYF
  63. @Anonymous

    I don’t understand how the average NYT reader swallows this self-serving tripe.

    The average NYT reader uses this sort of thing
    as a template for her own Signaling Exercises.

  64. “… there are his granddaughters Emily and Lara Bazelon, both beavering away ….”

    Pun intended?

  65. @Anonymous

    I’ve known white Harley Davidsons and Mercedes Benzes, but “Kash Register” just seems on the borderline.

    Then there was Crystal Shanda Lear.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Kronos
  66. “In 2013, I was the trial lawyer on a case to free an innocent black man improbably named Kash Register….”

    I don’t find his name improbable at all, considering the long-standing and well known creativity of black mothers in naming their spawn. Kash’s innocence however….

    • Agree: jim jones
  67. Alden says:

    No 8 year old wrote those 2 sentences. Jews I assume. Too bad she had kids. She’ll raise them just as her anti White parents raised her.

  68. Hhsiii says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    The kid was 8 when he said that.

    Interesting that Register was in jail 34 years later when his sentence was 27 to life. I guess you are supposed to say sorry to parole boards.

    Sounds like he needed a good lawyer. But you still feel for the kid. I recall Pauline Karl criticizing Kramer vs Kramer for having Dustin Hoffman be more involved with his kid than his own job.

    The point isn’t that in this one case Bazelon may have helped free an innocent man, but that in every case she and her family side with the incarcerated or suspect against the state. And indoctrinate their children likewise.

    But hey, luckily I’m not on trial for anything. And here it isn’t just show trials.

    • Agree: Kylie
  69. Alden says:
    @MattinLA

    Jesuit college by the way. San Francisco has a high number of law schools for a small city.

  70. Alden says:
    @Clyde

    Another sad old bachelor heard from.

  71. Altai says:
    @Dr. X

    From what I’ve read the police showed an array of local ‘usual suspects’ to the only two witnesses and both ID’d Register. However both were a fair distance away and both said they were unsure of their ID, meaning he could just have been the one who looked closest to the guy. His alibi (That he was at the unemployment office the whole time the incident took place, supported by the office) should have stood up against that but for reason didn’t.

  72. Alden says:
    @Clyde

    Another Jesuit school. There’s a professor there a woman named Levinson who’s always quoted in the LATimes on any issue.

  73. Alden says:
    @Autochthon

    Did you look at her picture?? Combine the ugly face with her arrogant personality and narcissism any man would leave her.

    I wonder if she and Kash were doing the dirty deed? It happens She’s the type. Husband and nanny maid were probably lovers too.

  74. Alden says:
    @Okiie44

    Buffalo Bella Abzug, haven’t seen that name for years.

    • Replies: @okiie44
  75. Not one “Whore of Bazelon” joke?

    I’m really going to start getting impatient with you people.

  76. David Bazelon got to run the Office of Alien Property during the FDR administration, “alien property” being the property of the loyal Japanese-American citizens on the west coast who FDR and Earl Warren rounded up ands threw into internment camps. Bazelon wasted no time in gobbling it up and sharing the spoils with his pals.

  77. SFG says:
    @Autochthon

    In their defense nobody below 30 calls ‘#’ the ‘pound’ sign; that goes back to neighborhood grocers marking prices. I doubt many people remember the original use of ‘@’ in prices either.

    I do agree with your general point that there are an awful lot of feminists with these sort of fantasies. It’s kind of a yin-yang thing, I suspect: all that time fighting for more influence (at our expense) and then they want to give up power somewhere else. Or maybe women with more masculine personalities want a more masculine lover to overcome that, but their ideology leads them to deny that and hence they find less masculine guys they secretly can’t stand. Your guess is as good as mine.

  78. @James Bowery

    And speaking of Pritzker, David Bazelon was very closely tied to to the Chicago mob and to Jewish organized crime generally. The sordid tale is told in Gus Russo’s book Supermob.

  79. @Anonymous

    I’ve known white Harley Davidsons and Mercedes Benzes

    Some people might name their daughter after a car, but early automotive entrepreneur named an car manufactured to his specifications by the Daimler car company after his daughter Mercédès Jellinek, was born in 1889.

    The name Mercedes is a Spanish girl’s name that means ‘mercy’. ( Derived from Maria de las Mercedes–trans. Mary of the Mercies = Our Lady of Mercy)

    The cars were very successful in the earliest automobile races and the name Daimler Mercedes was adopted due to the Daimler name being under different ownership in France.

    When the Daimler Co. merged with Benz in 1926, the name was passed through to preserve the marque in all the cars made by the joint venture.

    Apparently Jellinek liked the name and felt that it brought good luck. He also lived in a home called Villa Mercedes. The name did not bring much luck to its bearer, as she eventually fell on hard times and died of bone cancer at the age of 29.

    If I ever have a third daughter, I will name her Mercedes, to go with Maria and Margaret.

    Incidentally, the surname Register is a variant on Rochester, the name of a town in Kent, England and also the name of the character Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre, though I doubt if Kash Register’s mother was a fan of Charlotte Bronte.

  80. If you think even an 8 year old said ‘makes me reflect’ y’all are stupid

  81. Bitfu says:

    I was at that Thanksgiving Potluck! I’m not kidding, either.

    Her son –a nice kid, btw–did read something to that effect. I don’t know if her quote is exact, but it’s a fair account. [Her son stood out because his response was different from the others.]

    What she leaves out in her Times article, though, is that’s not all he had to say.

    Her 3rd grade son also said the following:

    Furthermore, once my parents have concluded the arduous task of tackling the antiquated jurisprudence of English Common Law, they shall endeavor to rid the world of the ravages of anthropomorphic apocalyptic climate change. Their intrepid selflessness provides me with the ethical sustenance I need to further the LGBQT fight for inclusion, diversity and tolerance.’

    It was an astonishing. I could say so much more—obviously. We all could. But, I’m moved to tears just thinking about it, so I must go.

    And reflect.

  82. I’ve often wondered whether a lot of Jewish anger at family members gets redirected outward toward society in general.

    Of course. When it comes to the original pissed off feminists, all the greats were Jewish women and THEIR patriarchy was Jewish Mothers. I often wondered and it was later confirmed, all those Jewesses back in DC in Bill Clinton’s day I used to run around with? They were just punishing Mom and Dad. Something about their daughters dating a guy name of Christian just sent them to temple. The feminist greats? They projected to the rest of GoyLand. Wasn’t enough to simply torture their own parents.

  83. dr kill says:
    @Anonymous

    Dr. Marijuana Pepsi seems nice.

  84. TTSSYF says:
    @Dr. X

    And she said he was innocent, which can’t be proven.

  85. TTSSYF says:
    @Mr McKenna

    Agree. Plus, I know plenty of women who are excellent at their jobs and excellent at parenting. They don’t contort themselves with the type of angst-ridden but self-congratulatory navel-gazing this woman engages in and publicly expresses.

  86. @Hail

    I used Google Ngram Viewer to find the years these names became suddenly visible:

    LaTasha: 1987
    Shantay: 1986
    Antwon: 1985
    Jamichael: 1983

    So it would be mid-80s, with solidly early-wave Gen X mothers. That jibes with my recollection.

    • Replies: @Hail
  87. Thirdtwin says:

    “I appreciate my parents for being lawyers because they get people out of jail. This really helps me reflect, do the right thing and have positive role models.”

    “Parents”…must be before the divorce. But who knows. No way the kid wrote any of that.

  88. bomag says:
    @Dr. X

    Abandon mothering your own fatherless children for a con named Kash Register. Lovely, just lovely.

    This.

    She probably saw him as a child in need of help, more worthy of her attention than her own children. Or an alpha male she needed to service. In any case, Kash was no doubt a net drain on society, and Ms. Bazelon’s efforts on his behalf just made things worse.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  89. One by one, the children stood up and read what they had written. Many of them talked about how much they loved their moms, because they made them delicious food or gave them a safe place to live.

    Will the NYT Op-Ed page ever give one of these real moms equal space to indulge themselves in print?

  90. eggplant says:

    “I was the trial lawyer on a case to free an innocent black man improbably named Kash Register”

    Not as improbable as him being innocent.

    • LOL: Twodees Partain
  91. Don’t worry Steve, I am sure the Bazelon’s find time to tell their kids about how granpa got rejected from a country club thus justifying the mass murder and rapes of infinite beckys.

  92. How Bazelons Raise More Bazelons

    Not very high apparently.

  93. Flip says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Bazelons and Pritzkers go way back.

    And both were reportedly involved with the Chicago Mafia.

  94. Luke Ford says: • Website

    Lara Bazelon interviewed me several times in 2001 for a story (for a law journal) that was never published.

    I remember her as beautiful, charming and intelligent. And single. She wanted to make her mark on the world. She had that Bazelon ambition to tikkun olam, baby!

    I’ll never forget her. She was lovely.

    Another charming Jewess who interviewed me repeatedly (in 1999) was Michelle Goldberg, now a columnist at the New York Times. She was then writing for Salon. My friends and I adored her.

    I have a thing for smart Jewish women.

    • Replies: @anon
  95. @SFG

    Of course, those contributions make things worse, but that’s hard to explain to liberals.

    It doesn’t need to be explained to liberals, they know it makes things worse, that’s why they do it.

    They totally ignore the damage done by crooks who get out and commit crimes.

    They’re aware of the damage and consider it a positive. There are only two reasons someone is a liberal: they’re vicious or they’re stupid. This awful Bazelon woman is not stupid.

    More cons need to understand that liberals are not people that disagree with them about the best way to get from Point A to Point B. Liberals are the enemy.

  96. @Race

    Yeah, I would think that you’re much more likely to be named “Cash” or even “Kash” if your last name is Register. Other black women named Register, however, have been known to resist the urge and pick names like Chris.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Clemsnman
  97. @anon

    Let’s hope he gets pissed off.

    He’ll be pissed off but direct it at the goyim and society. Instead let’s hope he becomes one of the flattened pedestrians discussed in Friday’s post. 3 generations of Bazelon’s is enough.

  98. @Lawguy

    It was the DC Circuit, not the First Circuit. The First Circuit is in New England. The DC Circuit, which indeed may be first in prestige, is the only circuit without a number.

    The Federal Circuit also lacks a number.

  99. @Jonathan Mason

    I’ve only read one side of the story, but the basis for the conviction sounds pretty dubious.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  100. Almost missed this tidbit from Emily’s Wikipedia bio:

    She [Emily] has three sisters: Jill Bazelon, who founded an organization that provides financial literacy classes free of charge to low-income high school students and individuals in several cities; Lara Bazelon, an Associate Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law and prominent advocate for overturning wrongful convictions; and Dana Bazelon, Senior Policy Counsel to Larry Krasner, the Philadelphia district attorney.[6][7][8][9]

    For those who don’t know, Krasner is one of those Soros-funded District Attorney candidates, formerly a defense attorney and frequent counsel to criminals suing the Philadelphia Police Department who has overseen a substantial increase in the incidence of violent crimes over his short term in office due to policies which amount to de-criminalizing crime. Rank-and-file police are now concerned about precocious prosecutions of police by Krasner, whole criminals have no similar fear.

  101. SFG says:

    Quit picking on Kash Register, it looks like he actually didn’t do anything.

  102. Bubba says:
    @Dr. X

    I wonder how much Ms. Bazelon (or her front organization) received from the $16.7 million awarded to Mr. Kash Register?

  103. @istevefan

    Agree.

    Unfortunately she hatched another.

  104. Sean says:

    Did the liberal judicial activists really make a difference, did Giuliani? Prolly not, there was a lot of young men and a youth bulge means more homicides (or in countries like Syria, a Civil War).

  105. She moved into an apartment away from her kids because she wanted to live as a single woman.
    But could not let anyone know she was giving up on her kids for a chance at a shiny prize.
    And this case offered her a maximum “attention whore” opportunity. Sounds like there was collateral damage to children and obvious blowback from more grounded individuals. Like the bio father of the kids. Plus, she was very thirsty for that “Atticus Finch” moment. This was the ultimate female SJW fantasy.

  106. My choice is more than a financial imperative. I prioritize my work because I’m ambitious and because I believe it’s important. If I didn’t write and teach and litigate, a part of me would feel empty.

    Might as well just come out and say that childrearing is BORING and, as a modern, liberated women, I DEMAND more from my life!

    This.

    Interesting that these educated (supposedly high IQ) types–precisely the same sort of people who’ll blather on about “education” and “human capital”–in their own lives do not seem to understand that having and raising children is not just the most important but the most interesting, most rewarding thing they’ll do. Human beings–civilized ones–are pretty interesting and they do require raising to become civilized humans, who can carry on our race, culture, nation and civilization.

    I was fortunate to stumble into a career developing one of the more important innovations in human history–one that required, at times, for my to engage the brain and think hard and carefully–but if i’d been born 100 years earlier and my career was beavering away each day on the farm, but i had my kids … my life would have been perfectly well fulfilled.

    Most people throughout human history have worked on the farm, and if not that some trade. Idiocy punished, intelligence rewarded, but in general not high cognitive demands.

    Furthermore the idea that women like her are doing this critically “important” work … laughable. Men are doing most of the truely critical work our physical survival and lifestyle depends on, and essentially all the useful innovation. Women doing their traditional work in the helping professions–teaching, nursing–are at least doing work that someone has to do, though certainly not them. Women writing in NYT are invariably doing absolutely nonsense work. In the unlikely event it is “important” it’s because they’ve hooked into some way to make our society worse.

    It’s unfortunate this woman had children. This would be a happy story–another barren harpy womb!–otherwise.

  107. Art Deco says:
    @Okiie44

    Not sure about Friedan. IIRC, Abzug, Steinem, and Firestone had only sisters.

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
  108. Whiskey says: • Website

    Upper class Whites need a religion. Black worship is it. No diff if Bazelon was not Jewush.

    If she was devoutly Jewish all her energy would go to her kids. She wouldn’t divorce either

    Our collapse is an excess of religious feeling among the merely diligent worshiping Blacks and dynastic tendencies in the grifter class.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  109. BenKenobi says:
    @Bugg

    I could see her renting the apartment for sexual purposes.

    She needed a place to bang without the children around.

  110. Lot says:
    @The Alarmist

    Mercedes is a traditional Spanish girls’ name, it means “mercies.” The singular Merced is a city in California.

    Nice article about mercy in the Catholic Church:

    http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/10198d.htm

    The car is named after one of the co-founders’ daughters.

    Her parents were Austro-Hungarian Jews, so not clear why they picked a Spanish name for her.

    There are several interesting short histories of the company’s early years online.

  111. @Jonathan Mason

    Still less an aficionado of the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl. An early proponent of the “rap” form, I believe, devoted to living the thug life.

  112. Anon[106] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dr. X

    I think that when women do this, there’s something subliminal going on. She’s really abandoning her children because she unconsciously considers them ‘worthless’ because they are the offspring of a husband who wouldn’t stick around, and she is making a negative subliminal assessment of the genetic quality of old hubby’s genes and the genes her kids inherited from him.

    She’s equally unconsciously working to get a violent black out of prison because she wants to mate with him. In her meetings with the perp, she’s become sexually attracted to him. That’s why she’s so emotionally invested in gaining his freedom. Considering she’s made a lousy choice in her first husband, and she’s fascinated with the cruddy criminal, she’s devolving.

    Bazelons are probably just doing what their genes are telling them to do, mate with every violent mofo on the street, and thus they need to make sure the mofos are not in prison. When your gene lines are overloaded with etoliated, neurotic nerd genes, your genes start signalling you to mate with some seriously violent genes to keep your genetic lines from being bred out.

    I’ve always suspected this is why the Northeast Coast upper-middle class white liberals, who are overloaded with etoliated, neurotic nerds, are obsessed with keeping blacks out of prison, letting in immigrants, and race mixing. Their dead-end genes are bleating for an infusion of fresh, aggressive DNA to keep on surviving. I think there’s a genetic trigger that happens in your DNA when you start having less than 2 kids, and your genes sense they’re in danger of dying out, and they desperately start fighting against your own genetic demise by making you do things that seem irrational, like wanting to have sex with a black criminal, or an Arab terrorist from a war zone, or a Mexican peasant who comes from a family of ten kids, because the latter seems more fertile.

    • Replies: @Neil Templeton
  113. @trelane

    I too boggled at Steve’s concluding remark about Jewish family anger. As he is not a jew or raised in a jewish family so far as I know, I wonder how Steve discovered this. Woody Allen movies maybe.

  114. sayless says:
    @J.Ross

    Probably all true, J. Ross.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  115. Kronos says:
    @The Alarmist

    These names have been normalized by the black underclass for a while.

    • LOL: The Anti-Gnostic
  116. To paraphrase Second City Bureaucrat: There is no left or right with upper class white women, on the overwhelming direction of their ego, regardless of the consequences for their surroundings.

    • Replies: @Houston 1992
  117. Lurker says:
    @Hail

    Kash D. Czech would have been better.

    • LOL: Hail
  118. @Lot

    The President of the Federal Reserce Bank of Minneaoplis is named Neel Kashkari … I know, Neel doesn’t fit the pattern, but a banker called Kashkari is worth an honourable mention.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  119. @ben tillman

    I’ve only read one side of the story, but the basis for the conviction sounds pretty dubious.

    It does not sound, from what I have read, that there was sufficient evidence to convince a jury, however I would be interested to know why the police thought Register was a suspect and showed his picture to the witness. This must indicate that Register was already known to the police, which hardly makes him unique, but it would be interesting to know why he was known to the police, if he was a gang member, or had a history of being connected to an armed robbery.

    I imagine there is a huge untold story behind the available outline. And if not Register, then who was the real killer? Apparently someone who lived close enough to be a pedestrian robber.

    However, it appears that Register has chosen to live a quiet, private life and has not become an activist or a guest on Oprah, and I cannot say that I blame him.

    • Replies: @Bugg
    , @Lot
  120. @Bugg

    The only good Supreme Court justice to come out of St Paul, Pierce Butler, was the dissenter on that case. He doesn’t make up for the other two, though.

    http://uscivilliberties.org/biography/3269-pierce-butler-1866-1939.html

    O W Holmes, Jr, on Butler’s delay:

    “I’ll bet you Butler is struggling with his conscience as a lawyer on this decision. He knows the law is the way I have written it. But he is afraid of the Church. I’ll lay you a bet the Church beats the law.”

    http://edmannino.com/blog/pierce-butler-trial-lawyer-and-supreme-court-justice/

    Butler is honored with a hidden arterial byway, and little else:

  121. @Lawguy

    The DC Circuit, which indeed may be first in prestige, is the only cIrcuit without a number

    Perhaps the name should be DCLXVI.

    • Agree: Bubba
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  122. @M_Young

    This “words of wisdom from the mouths of babes” cliche is all over social media. Always by liberals and 90% of the time by women. 100% fake, always.

    A four year-old will usually say something like “I don’t think it’s right that Donald Trump wants to hurt people just because they are gay or because they aren’t white.” For bonus points, “everyone claps” to show their approval.

    https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/and-then-the-whole-bus-clapped

  123. “I’ve often wondered whether a lot of Jewish anger at family members gets redirected outward toward society in general.”

    no, they’ve just been selected to hate us over the last 3000 years.

    they hate you, that’s it, it’s that simple. that’s how they stay alive and continue to exist and don’t get absorbed. this is the parsimonious, extremely more likely explanation other than all other mental gymnastics and hand waving.

    don’t make this complicated. always use occam’s dreidel.

  124. @Art Deco

    Firestone had/has a younger brother, Ezra. Abzug, as well as Steinem had no brothers.

    • Replies: @Jane Plain
  125. res says:
    @Clyde

    I wonder how they felt about that process when they were being hired and promoted? Did they take the jobs of any older women along the way?

  126. @Dr. X

    I’d be VERY interested in seeing Mr. Register’s rap sheet and finding out something about his case. Maybe he was “wrongly convicted,” maybe not.

    Well, he did get his conviction overturned. But, as is always the case with legal reporting, it lacks all relevant detail so you can’t tell what really happened or why.

    It sounds like the cops failed to turn the exculpatory evidence that someone they interviewed believed their eye witness was lying (on what basis did they believe this? who knows?). It’s not clear if there was a jury trial verdict or if Mr. Register pleaded guilty.

    So it’s not proof he was innocent, only that we was “wrongfully convicted” due to procedural failures. But either way, LA City council voted to award him $16.7 million.

    I’d also be interested to know if Ms. Bazelon was involved solely pro bono (as she implies) or if she got a handsome piece of the civil settlement action (more likely).

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/kash-register-cashes-in-after-wrongful-murder-conviction

  127. Dtbb says:

    I hope she doesn’t pass on the valley girl accent. How is she taken seriously?

  128. Hockamaw says:

    This woman is a monster. A heartless ideologue.

  129. fish says:
    @M_Young

    Inside every successful Jewish attorney beats the heart of a frustrated screenwriter.

    • Replies: @M_Young
  130. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    What happens if the district ever gets a Super Bowl? Won’t that just screw it all up?

  131. dr kill says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Hahaha, like any father ever named a child. Do you have the mother’s permission to make such a statement?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  132. @Wilkey

    Someone should write a song about that.

  133. “I appreciate my parents for being lawyers because they get people out of jail. This really helps me reflect, do the right thing and have positive role models.” She lies.

  134. Bugg says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Appears Mr. Register’s conviction was overturned because the key identification eyewitness recanted. There isn’t much any appellate attorney did. You don’t get a witness to change their story by long hours doing case law research. That would have been gumshoe work by the private investigator. So the exact thing she is bragging about wasn’t really her doing, she was in fact only a very small part.

  135. Ibound1 says:

    I’ve decided to rephrase the article for those without too much time.

    Me Me Me Me, fighting racism, Me Me Me Me

  136. @Hail

    A thought: For you youngsters out there looking for a cool rap moniker,this may be it. Ka$h Register,bitch!

    • Replies: @Hail
  137. Anonymous[187] • Disclaimer says:
    @Triumph104

    Her pregnancy story contains this nugget:
    Lara’s still-unpublished novel, The Good Criminal , is about the relationship that develops between a young public defender named Abby and her client, Rayshon, who is accused of helping to carry out the murder of a DEA Agent in Los Angeles.

    I’m kind of surprised Mr. Dirkes didn’t see this as a big red flag before knocking Bazelon up, let alone marrying her (even if it only lasted four years).

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  138. Alden says:
    @Bugg

    Sometimes children are happier when the parents are not around.

  139. @Autochthon

    Jews have a funny line:Acc. to jewish law a fetus is “viable” …when he graduates from medical school.”

    I guess the idea of a Jewish woman neglecting her kids because she has a romantic,in more than one sense , interest in burly ghetto black criminals, sounds a false note. But its apparently true in some cases. Or should I say “Its twoo,its twoo!”

  140. Alden says:

    I bet that ugly woman was having an affair with him in the attorney conference rooms. It happens a lot, especially with these ugly Jewish commie crusaders.

    I was always hearing about it in the SF city jail. The guards could walk along the hall and hear the grunting. Finally they replaced the solid doors with windowed doors.

    It was a big thing with boomer liberal women lawyers. I guess their daughters follow the custom.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  141. Kyle says:

    The Jewish kid in my elementary school class had a stay at home mom. She was the head of the pta and organized the reflections essay contest. He won the reflections essay contest every year, but in fairness to us dumb white kids none of the rest of us ever submitted an entry. His mom was awesome. She would come in during Hanukkah to make latkes and matzah for everyone.

  142. Lot says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Additional evidence he was innocent is that he claimed to be before the parole board. Admitting guilt and showing contrition is a major factor they consider.

    To put it another way, he could have likely pleaded to a sentence of 15 and been out in 10. After conviction, he could have admitted guilt and likely been paroled far before his actual release.

    • Replies: @Sean
  143. Michael S says:

    My son was one of the last children to speak. He stood up and, in a clear voice, said: “I appreciate my parents for being lawyers because they get people out of jail. This really helps me reflect, do the right thing and have positive role models.”

    It’s not Progressive Journalism without at least one Woke 8-year-old.

  144. Sean says:
    @Lot

    I don’t know that plea bargains were as common back then, especially for a high profile crime like that, so he did the right thing, especially as it was no not a slam dunk.

    In 1979, after three days of deliberation, a jury convicted Register of first-degree murder, attempted robbery and illegal use of a firearm. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole

    It was in 1980’s after a change to the state law that he got the 27 minimum. All in all he did the right thing, and the extra years for maintaining his innocence after the 27 paid off for him.

    In 2013, I was the trial lawyer on a case to free an innocent black man improbably named Kash Register

    Laurie Levenson was Mr Register’s lawyer, and from what I can make out it was she who got the hearing that ordered him a new trial, which the prosecution then declined to try thus freeing him.

  145. AndrewR says:
    @M_Young

    He was supposedly in third grade

  146. @Jack Hanson

    An you flesh out this idea some more for me ?

    • Replies: @Jack Hanson
  147. Hail says: • Website
    @Father O'Hara

    Cash registers, though, just don’t have the emotional appeal they did in the 20th century.

    To Do: An update for the 2020s and 2030s.

    Idea:

    Find a Black man named ‘Card’ (as in author Orson Scott Card), and suggest he name his newborn son “Eugene Bradley Tyrone.” — — Or “EBT Card,” for short, naturally.

  148. i will never forget reading Emily B’s firefighters article – trying to drive out one of the last hopes a working class white male can have for a merit based well paying job… from a woman whose family/ethnic connections got her a fellowship at Yale… can someone really be this lacking in self awareness?

  149. @Whiskey

    Social disintegration. For too many individuals, the ligament of faith is severed, and hope is lost. The center no longer holds. Ligaments are difficult to repair, especially in the absence of light.

  150. I was a volunteer at an organization that helps get get the innocent out of prison. I was looking at the backgrounds of the cases they were working one. These were all career criminals with long rap sheets. I asked if they were sure they want these people out on the street. I was let go the next day.
    That is the problem. If the perp was guilty, he would have a strong alibi. Being innocent, he does not know what to say. The defender know that with his criminal background it will be almost impossible to get an acquittal. The DA knows juries hate these guys so they will go to court with the flimsiest of evidence and usually win. That is the problem. The innocent may not deserve to be free.

  151. Anonymous[196] • Disclaimer says:
    @bomag

    Kash was no doubt a net drain on society, and Ms. Bazelon’s efforts on his behalf just made things worse.

    Then again, it appears that Mr. Kash Register was a NET GAIN for the Selfless Lara’s finances. As another commenter noted,

    LA City council voted to award Mr. Bazelon 16.7 million.

    Here is an estimate of how the loot was divvied up:

    $6,700,000 – Kickbacks to city council members, senior staff, and a few political fixers.

    $8,000,000 – Selfless Lara, probably through a tax-effective mechanism such as a “foundation” purportedly for the public good.

    $3,000,000 – Mr. Kash Register, probably subject to continuing management by an associate of Selfless Lara.

    Of course, a big practical factors in these long-deferred innocence cases is that after 34 years, most witnesses will be unavailable, memories will have dimmed, and many records – including many documents inconvenient to Selfless Lara’s case – can be be claimed to have vanished.

  152. J.Ross says:
    @sayless

    Once he’s mine I can sell him back to his parent(s). This is just like what the elite Democrats do except I’m not touching the kid.

  153. dr kill says:

    Don’t know about Lara’s kids, but Em’s son Eli Sabin is already running for Preezzy. Gee, I wonder how he got into Yale? There really is no hope for America as long as one can be rewarded, praised and elected for factually incorrect views. I’d like to order these stupid kids a round of fear followed by a side of hunger. Did no one ever have a real job except for me?

  154. Hail says: • Website
    @Faraday's Bobcat

    The Social Security Administration (SSA) will be a better source for this than Ngram. SSA lets you track names given to U.S. newborns, birth-years from 1900 to 2018, up to the top 1,000 for any given year. SSA shows you its relative rank for each year that the name remains in the Top 1,000.

    – “LaTasha” enters the Top 1000 for newborns in 1969, and lasted in the Top 1000 through 1995. Its peak was 1973 to 1988. (‘Peak’ my subjective, eyeball view of the arc of the names’ rise and fall, when it is more-or-less reasonably near its peak)

    – Shantay: Never in the Top 1000.

    – “Antwon” enters the Top 1000 for newborns in 1973, and lasted in the Top 1000 through 1995. Its peak was 1979 to 1990.

    – “Jamichael”: Never in the Top 1000.

    __________________

    A few other attempts:

    – “DeMarcus” enters the Top 1000 for newborns in 1974, and lasted in the Top 1000 through 2013. Its peak was 1985 to 1995.

    – “LaTonya” enters the Top 1000 for newborns in 1961, and lasted in the Top 1000 through 1991. Its peak was 1969 to 1982.

    – “Demetrius” enters the Top 1000 for newborns in 1954, and remains in the Top 1000 as of 2018. Its (long) peak was 1965 to 2006.

    – “Jamal” enters the Top 1000 for newborns in 1968, and remains in the Top 1000 as of 2018. Its (long) peak was 1971 to 2003.

    ___________________

    Possible conclusion: The 1960s and 1970s were the decisive period, but…

    The limitation to this data: It only tracks the most popular ‘Black’ names, not the move away from traditional (‘White’) names, as such, in and of itself. Seeing the rise of now-major names like DeMarcus and LaTasha — when they enter the Top 1000, when they peak — is useful, but the move towards such non-traditional names must predate, by years, the breakthrough of any specific new ‘Black’ name; by how many years, I don’t know.

    The 1950s and early 1960s may be the critical period, after all.

    • Replies: @Hail
  155. @Anon

    A chromosomal romantic memoir: “Outcrossing on the Eastern Front.”

  156. anonymous[935] • Disclaimer says:
    @dr kill

    Joe Simon, creator of the Captain America comic book character, was legally named “Hymie Simon” by his (eccentric) dad while mom was still dopey from whatever anesthetic they gave you in 1913. When she came to and found out, she was really pissed, but it was too late.
    Almost as bad as “Moon Unit” or “God.”

  157. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail

    FWIW,

    The boy’s name “Kash” entered the Top 1000 in 2008, all of a sudden jumping to #774 from ‘Not in Top 1000’ all years prior. It is at its peak to-date in 2018, ranking #321.

    The boy’s name “Cash” entered the Top 1000 in 2003, more traditionally starting out low (#968), and peaked from 2008 to present (still near peak but on slight downtrend; at #276 as of 2018).

    The rise of this name for Black boys may be related to the late-’90s and ’00s-era success of rap label Cash Money. “Kash” may displace “Cash” in 2019 or 2020, if trends continue.

  158. @MikeatMikedotMike

    Agenda Agenda Agenda. Also, Agenda.

  159. anon[372] • Disclaimer says:
    @Luke Ford

    I remember her as beautiful

    There’s a picture of her on a previous comment. What a beauty!

    • Agree: Dan Hayes
  160. @trelane

    “Why is this?”

    I don’t know, man. It fucks me up.

  161. @Anonymous

    “Lara’s still-unpublished novel, The Good Criminal , is about the relationship that develops between a young public defender named Abby and her client, Rayshon,”

    What a great title. The sequel could be titled, “The Fragrant Turd”.

  162. Lara Bazelon is a secular, upper-middle-class Jew. Such women do not raise their own children. There are foreign women, often illegals, for such work.

    The Lara Bazelons of the world do not like to talk about the women who actually raise their children.

    When they talk to “scholars,” I suspect they hugely inflate the amount of housework they do (“More work for mother”).

    Bazelon herself admits that she neglected her children. Her clients needed her “more.”

    No woman who talks like that has any business having children.

    But her kids had a “mother”—their babysitter.

    During the 1990s, it became popular among well-to-do feminists who lacked any maternal instinct to have kids, as an accessory, a status symbol, to show that they could “have it all.”

    And the reader who suggested that Bazelon’s kids might lash out at the world, instead of their mother, is surely onto something. Law prof/talking head Jeffrey Tambor, er, Toobin, had a neglectful mother, Marlene Sanders. Sanders was a feminist activist who passed herself off as a reporter. Has he shown bitterness towards her? Not at all. Instead, he sings her praises. When I was a social worker, I had monstrous mothers whose kids were attached to them.

  163. Anonymous[126] • Disclaimer says:
    @Alden

    I bet that ugly woman was having an affair with [the felon] the attorney conference rooms [in the jail]. It happens a lot, …

    I was always hearing about it in the SF city jail. The guards could walk along the hall and hear the grunting. Finally they replaced the solid doors with windowed doors.

    According to a law enforcement officer in another California county, attorney access to inmates there was severely restricted after a woman DA (not public defender!) was found to have engaged in a lengthy physical affair with an inmate. The attorney interview rooms already had windowed doors at the time.

  164. @Houston 1992

    Not sure what else there is to say, except that the overwhelming vanity and ego of upper class liberal women has replaced any sort of hierarchy of sins as a moral compass.

    Look at Jacinta. Look at those “captains” being arrested in the Med by Salvini. No reflection. Its pure seeking for dopamine hits with zero self reflection. Look at this winner being profiled. Her own words show nothing but “hamster wheel” rationalization (as Roissy described the intersction between a woman’s front brain and rear brain) and leaning HARD on tu quoque fallacies to pretzel logic herself into an inassaiable position of moral superiority (in her mind).

    Look across the spectrum. You see the same thing over and over again.

    • Replies: @Lot
  165. @kaganovitch

    Firestone was one of six kids; she apparently idolized an oldest brother who was driven to suicide by their tyrannical father. Her surviving brothers became West Bank settlers; her sisters radical feminists rabbis. I’ll leave it to Steve Sailer to figure out the pattern.

    Steinem had one older sister who graduated from Smith and married young, had six kids, and was an all-around accomplished lady who got a law degree age 50 or so. Fairly sure the husband is WASP and the kids are totally non-Jewish but I could be wrong there. Neither Gloria nor sister is halakhically Jewish, although that doesn’t matter to the alt-right.

    If you ask me, Steinem was motivated by pure jealousy of her much more successful older sister who Had It All. If Gloria couldn’t Have It All, then no one could.

    WRT the Bazelons, maybe this generation won’t be raising more Bazelons.

  166. Clemsnman says:
    @ben tillman

    Ben Tillman,

    I was just thinking that Chris Register played football at Clemson. Then I saw your handle and figured you’re a Tiger too.

  167. @The Alarmist

    He ran for governor of CA as a banker, I mean Republican.

    • Replies: @Lot
  168. okiie44 says:
    @Alden

    Come to think of though, Abzug didn’t seem over the top angry, she smiled a lot and and looked, well, just full and healthy, and projected a happy warrior image in the tradition of Hubert Humphrey.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  169. Corvinus says:
    @peterike

    “Only Jews could act this way.”

    Actually, it’s ANY person who seeks to focus on career rather than family.

  170. Moses says:
    @M_Young

    Alleged quotes of children like this are always fabricated. Always.

    SJWs always lie.
    SJWs always double down.
    SJWs always project.

  171. Lot says:
    @Jack Hanson

    “Look at those “captains” being arrested in the Med by Salvini.”

    I hope to look at them on their perp walk en route to a 20 year prison sentence.

  172. Lot says:
    @stillCARealist

    He was an awful Wall Street stooge under Obama, but on the Fed he’s been pushing for rate cuts, so is now objectively pro-Trump.

    Good enough for me!

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  173. @Lot

    Not if they cut them now so they can raise them back 3-6 months out from the election.

    https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780199237043.001.0001/acref-9780199237043-e-2997

  174. Dan Hayes says:
    @okiie44

    okiie44:

    Ya gotta be kiddin’.

    Bella Abzug was the quintessential aggrieved Jewish Stalinist battleaxe. On a good day she only projected a menacing scowl.

    The current NYC Comptroller, Scott Stringer, is directly related. He projects a milder Mr Magoo image, although he too is a hard leftist as are almost all other currently serving NYC pols.

  175. Aft says:

    Why care for your children when you could stroke your own ego pursuing nonsense causes…

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