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Category Archive: law enforcement

Feb 15 2014

Some Helpful Illustrations for the Willfully Obtuse

It seems that despite many patient and helpful explanations over the years, some fanchildren in our community (and others) are still quite confused. They keep mistaking our social media spaces for  courtrooms and discussions for trials. Since reading comprehension would appear to be absent from their Skeptical Toolkit, perhaps some illustrations may be of assistance. …

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Mar 18 2013

“Rape is not a recreational activity.” Steubenville Rape Verdict Roundup

United States rape statistics. Those numbers should horrify every decent human being. Image courtesy RAINN.

A near-miracle has happened: two rapists have been convicted of sexual assault. Excuse me, found “delinquent” in a juvenile court. At their ages, had they stolen something more than an intoxicated girl’s bodily integrity, they would have likely been charged as adults – but hey, it’s just rape. Not like they stole a car or murdered …

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Sep 23 2011

We Need to Stop Executing Peoplel

Last night, the state of Georgia executed a man who was very likely innocent. Like PZ, I don’t care whether he was guilty or innocent. I care that my country is one of the few countries in the world that executes people. From Wikipedia I used to be a strong death penalty supporter. Some crimes, …

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Jun 26 2009

A Little More Tarnish for the Bush Legacy

I do believe that at the end of the day, the Bush regime will go down in American history as the most corrupt, dirty, rotten and downright disgusting administration ever. They’re already the biggest bunch of scoundrels seen on our national stage, and the revelations just keep coming: In an important new article from Murray …

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Jun 25 2009

Feds Express a Decided Interest in Sean Hannity’s Pal Hal

Quick, my darlings, to the wayback machine! Remember this bit o’ drama last January? We’re already aware that the white-supremacist crowd is already creating a higher level of security concerns surrounding Barack Obama’s inauguration. So somehow it probably figures that Sean Hannity’s old pal Hal Turner would be out there leading the parade of nutcases …

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May 22 2009

Something to Keep in Mind

The next time someone yawps at you about the extraordinary accomplishments of the Bush regime, you might want to drop this little tidbit on them (h/t): Former Congresswoman and prosecutor Liz Holtzman makes a good point: The criminal justice system identified and convicted some of those involved in the 1993 World Trade Center attacks. By …

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May 01 2009

Advice for Bush & Co.: Don’t Plan Any Trips Abroad

Because Spain’s legal community’s wanting to have a little chat about torture: In some countries, they apparently take this sort of thing seriously: In a ruling in Madrid today, Judge Baltasar Garzón has announced that an inquiry into the Bush administration’s torture policy makers now will proceed into a formal criminal investigation. The ruling came …

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Apr 26 2009

Haters Freak Over Hate Crimes Legislation

Hate crimes legislation is on the way to becoming a reality, and the right-wing haters are livid: We’re finally making progress on passing a federal hate-crimes bill: On Thursday, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Protection Act passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. Sure enough, as Kyle at RightWingWatch predicted, the right-wing freakout has …

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Apr 08 2009

Phoenix PD Behaving Badly

Note to police departments that think intimidating bloggers will help cover up their corruption: you’re only guaranteeing we all find out about your supreme dumbfuckitude. This is becoming an old story. Blogger gets fed up with an out-of-control police department and starts exposing their actions to the public, police department proves the blogger right by …

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Mar 18 2009

Eliot Spitzer Watches the Magicians’ Hands

It’s always nice to have a reminder that the smoke and mirrors are a distraction calculated to prevent us from seeing what’s really going on (h/t): Everybody is rushing to condemn AIG’s bonuses, but this simple scandal is obscuring the real disgrace at the insurance giant: Why are AIG’s counterparties getting paid back in full, …

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