Nope for me, they fucked up when they were in a position of power, like the suspect probably did with the child. Maybe the outcome would have been the same, but in this case why play dumb and refuse a lawyer? except for discriminatory reasons, which should also be punished?
As usual, hindsight is 10/10 and this anti-constitutional procedure simply shouldn't have been allowed to proceed when there still was a doubt about his culpability.
Oh no! My arguement is entirely around the problems of power and the problems in the systems of policing and trying people. Why do the police question people *at all* without counsel!? Why do we have systems that require counsel?! Yes
I don't mind requiring a counsel, to be as fair as possible a procedure has to be complex to avoid regrettable expediency which leaves even more room for biases, and no one whose it isn't their job are supposed to know the full extent of the law in any sophisticated society.
And the police are abusing their power because they can. They are the first shield between the government and its people, and for this reason any oversight organized by the government will be mostly lenient.
My belief is that a simpler justice system would imply even more arbitrary than it does right now. And the justice system is also complex because society is complex, even if each one of us are only personally touching few parts of it. I don't think an ideal society would be that less complex, because even in an ideal society, humans would still be complex themselves.
The same way not everyone can be a technologist and needs facilitators, we also need justice system facilitators. For me making justice accessible would mean paying the lawyers, not removing them.
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ICMY: 1. This is the piece I’ve been working on for 2 months & talking about here. It’s about Disney placing the Fox film library in its vault & denying repertory showings to most theaters. Additional detail about Disney’s corporate practices generally. https://t.co/j8R7YywDcP
i just thought of a great scam: charge someone a monthly fee to live in a building you own, ostensibly to cover the cost of maintenance, *don't do the maintenance*, **keep the money anyway**, and when the roof starts leaking just kick them the fuck out and sell the building
This isn't going to work. Before the roof starts leaking, the plumbing/heating will give out first if it isn't maintained, and at least in New York City, this is mandatory for landlords to maintain so the tenant would be able to sue.
"You can't trust a 16-year-old in a voting booth" insists 63-year-old man who shared "Nicola Sturgeon wants to give free rollerskates to Muslim terrorists share if you think she shouldn't do this" Facebook post
The fact that the tech industry, the richest in the world, is a net drain on the region it's based in is an astonishing indictment of tax policy and regional planning in California. The state is burning fifty kilometers from a mountain range made of money.
we have plenty of untalented, useless white dudes who lack integrity and any sense of loyalty to anyone but their own kind. we don’t need you. other than as a source of amusement as you unrealistically pretend to be persecuted, you literally have nothing compelling to offer
I love the youtube genre of 25 year olds talking about the Old Days of the internet and being like "I remember! The old days! When there was a Star Wars Galaxies game, not Star Wars TOR. Few have such memories"
Google is trying to buy FitBit, in an interesting example of how combining data sets creates new threats users could not anticipate when making a decision to use the original product. Now Google will know which YouTube ad got your heart racing! https://t.co/0ZtGn0oM6A
When Trump and the GOP chanted "lock her up!", they actually had intentions to use their positions of power to try to criminalize Trump's opponent. And they have shown they're willing to do just that. Meanwhile, at his rallies, you see angry mobs of people demanding revenge.
The problem with this line of thinking is that it values preserving the status quo over basically perfect measures with potential problems we can address
I've been thinking a lot about the DarkSim situation. Based on conversations with many different women, it's obvious he's engaged in predatory behavior. He doesn't belong anywhere with a commitment to inclusion.
But where is the line? Because we absolutely need to define it. 1/
If you ever attend my trainings in person and you want to bring your kid (12 and under) I will 100% make room for them for free. If anyone complains they can have a refund and GTFO. https://t.co/6DC7na8QgM
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Pedestrian fatalities double every year on Halloween. No case of poisoned candy has ever been confirmed. If police really wanted to keep kids safe, they would be warning drivers, enforcing traffic laws and closing high-risk streets to cars. https://t.co/PpOJPTBDNn
In a scathing letter to Waterfront Toronto, an Indigenous design studio that helped organize a consultation with Sidewalk Labs for its proposed smart city development in Toronto says none of the recommendations of Indigenous stakeholders were "acknowledged or carried forward." pic.twitter.com/Vt46wQy6VY
I think deplatforming is part of rejecting authoritarian control of platforms. It is a counter-action rather than a resignation. Whether you like them or not, these authoritarian-controlled platforms exists and have an influence, and ignoring them entirely seems to be a mistake to me.
Henry Ford may have been rabidly anti-semetic, but he's also directly responsible for popularizing the technology that destroyed our cities, befouled our air and is cooking our planet, so, wait those are both bad.