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Except as those articles shows its not. legislation designed to prevent abuse of monopolistic positions is viewed positively, but by your own admission you like that kind of regulation. On the other hand, the majority of articles about 'regulation' are against them. In a non-regulated, high captial investment market like Broadband, you will eventually get monopoloistic practices. You need to legislate anti-monopolistic regulations. You admit this. Thats the only time Techdirt has ever supported legislation. But its regulation so you are attacking techdirt for it.
So we let law enforcement supress the recording and drive the narrative about how they had no choice but to kill his mother? he doesn't need to watch you tube videos of this standoff. But that video could provide real information to the public about the actions of the police, Real Evidence.
So, when Mr. Bundy had an armed standoff he was a guy backed up by other guys with guns, who all said they would shoot and kill federal agents if provoked. so they negotiated a settlement by which Bundy could continue to break the law, and the roundup of cattle to prevent the breaking of the law was suspended.
But when a single mother decides to take a stand, a single verbal warning for officers to leave was considered sufficient grounds to open fire.
Does her less then Caucasian appearance have anything to do with this decision? Studies have shown that Police will perceive a threat more readily when you appear non-Caucasian.
But, basically, if you want to bully the government make sure you have friends with you. and make sure you're a respectable white man.
How does declaring the victim not guilty of assaulting police officers, assuming the judge and public defender let this go to trial, do anything significant? Your obsession with Jury Nullification as the end all be all of justice is wearing thin.
Re: Sheesh - could the Court have punted any harder?
Juries have the POWER to nullify. That comes as a natural extension of the design of our court system. what is debated is if they have the RIGHT to nullify. In several jurisdictions that will get you booted off the jury.
In either case, Jury Nullification has no baring on judges using software to decide sentencing lengths. You can not nullify sentencing, you'd have to nullify the conviction that happens before the sentencing, and we are talking about a problem that occurs even for those who should be punished.
The software does not measure inhearent nature. Its collects data about neighborhood, race, previous accusations and convictions, and statisticly models you. 5-10 years of data can significantly change that model.
in fact, if there was enough comeption for someone to make that ad, we wouldn't be in this position in the first place. The only reason ISPs are getting away with this is they bought up all the competition and developed monopolies and duopolies in the broadband market.
Oh, and of course the big one, that even though i only drive my car 10% of the time, its the same 10% of the time everyone else commutes. I dont think in general the number of the cars needed will go down, and that bites into one of the big problems the ride sharing economy is supposed to solve.
I think you are failing my point. Ive done the uber thing when my car was out of commission. It costs way more then the cost of car ownership. And general economics of scale mean a lot of general driving conditions can't support an Uber economy. Even when Driverless Uber brings that cost down, you still have rural areas that couldn't support a big enough fleet of ubers, and the large number of people who travel for a living and cant just rent a car each leg of the trip, because they are going 500 miles tonight, and thats gonna screw up general distribution of the uber cars and rise the cost greatly.
Why aren't you renting everything? because the cost of renting is more then the cost of ownership (Uber vs my prius, static cost of ownership goods like dishes, low cost goods like some lawnmowers), or the renting economy doesn't provide convience for your situation (going out to the store to rent dishes for every meal seems like a time waster, my driving habits versus general economics for ride sharing) The fact that my arguments can be used for any sort of sharing economy doesn't discount them, I'd say it enhances them.