November 4, 2010
Off to DC to participate in ABA's "Sentencing & Reentry Institute and Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium"
I am closing out a exciting (but really long) week by heading inside the Beltway this evening in order to attend and participate all day tomorrow in the the American Bar Association's "Third Annual Sentencing & Reentry Institute and Criminal Justice Legal Educators Colloquium." All the details of this amazing event can be found in this brochure, and I am hoping to learn some blog-worthy stuff while in DC.
Because I have never been very good at that whole live-blogging thing, I doubt I will have many posts about the conference until the weekend. But I am expecting to have some new insights on how the new post-election political landscape might impact directly sentencing law, policy and practice in the months ahead.
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It is tough to think of any field in greater failure. Security is job One and job Last of government. There are 23 million major crimes, with 5 million being violent, each year. This number represents a 40% drop in the rates after the sentencing guidelines took discretion away from the awful people on the bench. Now, the guidelines have been made discretionary, precisely because the rate decreased.
For these 20+ million major crimes, there are only 2 million prosecutions. The lawyer has 90% immunized major crime. The criminal will not even be disturbed nor inconvenienced.
Of the 2 million prosecutions, 95% result in a plea bargain. Say, these split the difference, and the criminal gets half of what the charge warrants. In many cases, the adjudicated charge is fictitious. I raped and stabbed a stranger in her home. I get charged with burglary, a non-violent offense unrelated to what actually happened. When the awful people on the bench say, prisons are over-crowded, the warden says, release the non-violent prisoners. I am counted among them despite being a brutal maniac, and I get loosed on the public to pick up where I left off from day 1, and going on to commit hundreds of violent crimes a year, as an human catastrophe. Members of minorities will bear the burden of this catastrophe, totally out of proportion to their fraction in the population.
I would like to hear the elites in the meeting above acknowledge how much they suck at their jobs, and how they should all be fired for allowing massive criminality. You lawyers are in utter failure. I would like to hear a confession that they are all out racists, with an excess of murders among blacks 3 orders of magnitude greater than all the KKK lynchings in history.
Then when these incompetents have a person, there is a very high likelihood they have the wrong person. This is even true if these nincompoops have made the victim of the criminal justice system falsely confess. They are totally incompetent coming and going.
Eventually, someone will say, you lawyers are banned from the criminal law. You are fired.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 4, 2010 10:50:15 PM
I predict, no one will hear the V word uttered from the lips of any of these lawyers.
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 5, 2010 6:20:35 AM
You traveled a 1000 miles. Did you hear anything new, promising, different, or with any logic whatsoever?
Posted by: Supremacy Claus | Nov 5, 2010 11:11:00 PM