Friday, July 19, 2013
Two Horsemen of the Apocalypse:
The next time there’s a self-defense-or-murder trial with a racial undertone (and aren’t they all racially motivated?), both the prosecution and defense teams can simply post their arguments on the internet. Let the people vote to chop the offender, or kick him or her off the island of public opinion, or “like” the page, or whatever it takes to decide guilt for the accused. After that, go straight-ahead to the sentencing phase. Dump all the rules of evidence and jurisprudence into the same garbage can of history where the principles of free-market economics and fiscal rectitude are already burning.