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Monday, August 13, 2018

Fixing the Justice System

For John, BLUFAnd who is working to fix this problem?  Kim Kardashian and President Trump.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From The National Interest, by Mr Jim Geraghty, 6 August 2018.

Here is the lede plus four:

You think you have a tough job this morning? Imagine being the guy who has to organize “Cops for Warren 2020” in a year or so.

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, speaking at Dillard University in New Orleans this weekend:

“Let’s just start with the hard truth about our criminal justice system,” she railed.  “It’s racist.  It is.  And when I say our system, I mean all the way.  I mean front to back.  This is not just sentencing reform we’re talking about here.  We’re talking about the front end on what you declare to be illegal on how you enforce it, on who gets arrested.”
“Racist all the way, front to back,” is a really surprising and troubling thing to hear about a system that was, until 18 months ago, effectively headed by Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and before her, Eric Holder, appointed and accountable to the nation’s first African-American president.  A system that has 214 African-American federal judges, 125 of Latino or Hispanic heritage, 41 Asian-Americans, and three Native Americans.  A system that has at least 400 black prosecutors (although far too few elected ones).  A system where 27 percent of the officers and police personnel are members of minority groups, as of 2013, the most recent year data are available.  Do all of these people feel like they are cogs in the “racist all the way, front to back” machine?

Does she think her potential rival, former Massachusetts governor and assistant attorney general Deval Patrick was part of a racist system?  How about former district attorney and state attorney general Kamala Harris?

Sure, I think Legislators bear a lot of the responsibility for this situation, but do you think Senator Warren thinks Law Professors bear some responsibility for the state of affairs as she sees it?

I wonder if Senator E Warren is the one who told Mr Bertrand Russell that it is turtles all the way down?

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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