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Comment: Re:The (in)justice system (Score 2) 291

by Mr_Blank (#48842915) Attached to: Innocent Adults Are Easy To Convince They Committed a Serious Crime

It isn't about making money, it is about a case load that they could not possibly handle if they had to take every one to court. ... Besides, the court system couldn't deal with the volume either.

If there are more broken laws than there is money or capacity to adjudicate the cases of the alleged perpetrators... then maybe there are too many laws?

Why should justice hinge on the financial means of the alleged perpetrators or on court capacity? That scenario sounds ripe for the proliferation of injustice.

Comment: Re:Stop trying to win this politically (Score 0) 786

by jcr (#48783649) Attached to: Michael Mann: Swiftboating Comes To Science

he blew it by thinking that attacking guns in the middle of a presidential election was a good idea.

I'd say that Bubba blew that election for him, frankly. After the Clinton regime, Bush was able to play "Mr. Clean", and Al didn't dare denounce Bubba the Slut for fear of pissing off the Democrats.


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