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The ACAB position is a minority one, even among Democrats, but time is on its side: This poll was conducted a few days before the Derek Chauvin verdict. Whatever the outcome means for ACAB, it is at this point hard not to think at the very least ACAF--all cops are fools. Why would a man... Read More
Just one-in-four Americans following--or not following--the Chauvin case from the sidelines have suspended judgment on the outcome of the trial until the jury deliberates and presents its verdict: Sitting in judgment as a man's life hangs in the balance would be hard enough when being presented, without distraction, with the best prosecutorial and defense cases... Read More
Supreme court justice is not blind. Like everything else in the current year, it's political. The following graph shows net favorability* of the current crop of Supreme Court justices by all Americans and also by partisan affiliation: The inverse correlation between Republican net favorability and Democrat net favorability across each of the nine justices is... Read More
Foundational for public trust in the American legal system to stand is the acceptance of occasional Type II errors as a necessary concession to avoid Type I errors. A Type I error occurs when an innocent party is found guilty on account of a misreading--or blatant rejection--of the evidence. A Type II error is when... Read More
Imagine supporting the civil rights movement and all its ructions, affirmative action at the expense of your own posterity, an ever-expanding welfare state transferring an ever-increasing amount of resources from you and your posterity to them and theirs, the cultural poz, miscegenation in every other media ad, the stifling intellectual oppression of political correctness, the... Read More
The FBI report is remarkable: In sum, Comey explains that Hillary passed along classified information from one unauthorized, unsecured server to another at least 112 times, each instance constituting a criminal act irrespective of intention. Regarding intention, she elected to use neither a government nor a commercial account but instead opted for a private server... Read More
The only thing that would make the ongoing fiasco in Ferguson more instructive as a series of ‘teachable moments’ is if the city happened to have the name Springfield(, USA). It's a sordid microcosm of the entire country. Ferguson used to be a functional, middle class American suburb. As its demographics changed, fueled by the... Read More
In a blatant but understandable attempt to gain electoral advantage (anything that makes voting more restrictive benefits Republicans, and anything that makes it easier to do benefits Democrats), the Justice Department rejected South Carolina's version of a voter-ID law requiring putative citizens to produce proof that they are indeed citizens eligible to vote in their... Read More
Recently, a woman in Texas lost custody of her two children and was sentenced to five months of probation for spanking one of them, aged two, hard enough to leave the kid with red marks. In his ruling, the judge in the case apparently set court precedent that the spanking of a child is a... Read More
That 'strictness index' is a way of gauging how tough or lenient states are towards their criminals by looking at the net effects of how they apply criminal justice--namely how many people they put in prison--rather than by what statutes might say about how a particular crime is to be dealt with.It is figured by... Read More