Category Archives: Judiciary

A softly expressed request to political activists: please stop yelling at me.

Most likely I’m addressing only progressive activists, since I don’t listen to anyone whose cause is not based in sanity, i.e., facts. So, progressives who do TV opinion stuff, let me first reassure you: I’m not threatening to abandon your … Continue reading

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Another thing about prison life

When I first encountered the federal prison system — as a legal worker, not an inmate — I learned that the Federal Bureau of Prisons is an autocrat. The jollies over Club Fed notwithstanding, when convicted people get into the … Continue reading

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A quarter century before Chauvin, another cop was convicted of murder

The New York Times reported the conviction of that cop, Paolo Colecchia. I had forgotten his name. But I will never forget the name of the man he murdered: Levi Gaines. His full name was Nathaniel Levi Gaines, Jr. but … Continue reading

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