October 2, 2010
Lots worth reading around the blogosphere...
at some of my favorite Criminal Law blog places:
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Bill Otis has an excellent post on a blog where I am banned, commenting spot on about the lawyer elite represented by the abolitionist blogs.
I would add, the bad faith they represent. First, they fail to warn the reader of the left wing, pro-large government bias of most law profs. Second, they fail to warn, lawyers make money only from murderers and nothing from victims. So, their advocacy is driven by crass lawyer economic self-interest, masquerading as supercilious moral superiority. Third, most are unfairly indoctrinating law students dependent on them for grades into their biased, left wing views, and poorly representing the reality of the six fold heavier burden of murder victimhood carried by members of minorities. The racism is to devalue the black victim, and to give out huge lawyer discounts of immunity and of lighter sentences to their murderers.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 2, 2010 4:21:10 PM
Another of those blogs is so silly, and crazily biased, I am shunning it. The left wing, crazed nut bag owner is too scary for me. Still he is repeating the left wing propaganda of the collateral costs of incarceration without the slightest analysis or thought.
First, it is absolutely not true that if half of prisoners are adjudicated with a non-violent crime that they are non-violent people. The adjudicated charge may represent a downgrade or an entirely fictitious charge. You have no idea whether these are really the slickest and scariest people put in on tiny charges because witnesses were terrorized.
Second, there is no assessment of the economic value added by incarceration by not having the hundreds of crimes each of those repeat offenders did not get to commit.
Third, the mass incarceration coincided with an economic boom. How does anyone here know, incarceration was not a major factor in enhancing economic activity? Economics profs are less left wing than law profs, but they will still cover up statistics that do not support their wide left wing biases. One notes the obverse coincidence. Now that the Sentencing Guidelines are discretionary, and pro-criminal biased, criminal dependent for their jobs judges are loosing vicious predators, our economy is tanking.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Oct 2, 2010 4:34:57 PM