Black Lives Matter is addressing the issue that white lives are preserved in ways that non-white lives (e.g. the lives of blacks) are not, and that's a racial discrepancy. If black lives mattered the way that white lives mattered, the number of innocent blacks killed by police would not be disproportionately high compared to the number of whites.
The NAACP was similarly founded to give black individuals a boost in academic advancement specifically to counteract what was an obvious disparity in opportunity: more blacks eligible for advanced college educations were being rejected or forced out due to financial concerns than whites. From what I understand their efforts are only partially successful, and they aren't even able to reduce that disparity by even half.
(Granted, neither organization addresses the issue cleanly, whites vs. non-whites or blacks vs. non-blacks, so if you want to accuse them of racism you can point out that they don't help non-whites outside the African-American demographic.)
Using John Oliver's numbers, out of all the Syrian refugees we've already accepted in the last fourteen years, only three have been arrested on terrorism-related charges (without actually committing any acts of terror), so we can say they were skittles that were rejected for maybe being poisonous.
Those three were found in a bowl of skittles 784,000 strong, so a bowl of 500 liters of Skittles, weighing 3.13 metric tons.
I'm still wondering why hot-mic talking still trumps (ugh) the whole point where he raped a thirteen year old (or rather coerced her into having sex and her mother into cooperating). That's looking like it may not even have been an isolated incident.
Trump is not just a creepy stalker lech, but an outright sexual predator. Who's committed sexual predator crimes like raping little girls.
As for his fitness for running the president, look up the Last Week Tonight bit on scandals. Mr. Oliver juxtaposes nicely the amount of Clinton scandal in comparison to the amount of Trump scandal, the latter just usually being buried in his moat of outrageousness.
As he puts it, it's very reasonable to be angry at some of the things Clinton has done, but if so, you have to be outraged at what Trump has done. Then he showers himself with raisins.
It's part of the Napoleonic Code: The emperor is subject to the same laws that is the lowest civilian.
Sadly, as with our practice of prosecutorial discretion we don't believe in that here in the states.
Also corporations are treated very differently, despite being regarding as people, instead they're fined and insufficiently so, for wrongdoing. So a company has very little reason to change its policies if the legal costs are less than the benefits of the policy.
Ergo, Exxon-Valdez, Deepwater Horizon...and possibly Trump, if he's found some clever way to prevent DAs from prosecuting him directly, instead prosecuting Trump, Inc.
Nullification is a sabotage of a court case: you find in clear and willful contradiction of your actual belief in face of the evidence. Any potential jury member indicating in advance that he might consider jury nullification to prevent unjust laws being applied will get thrown out of jury duty.
Last I checked the legal system regards the jury as the last line of defense, the assurance that government is by the people.
In that light, it is not only proper, but necessary for the jury to obstruct any conviction, even if a juror personally disagrees with the law
If you take away the jury's ability to adjudicate, if you're restricting how they are allowed to think, then you are sabotaging that government by the people thing.
The IOT industry is afraid. I have seen its true face.
The accumulated filth of all their greed and arrogance will foam up about their waists and all the heedless early-adopters and parsimonious developers will look up and shout Save us!... and I'll whisper no.
For the rest of us, I suspect our lifestyles of convenience won't account for a daily plug-in.
Still, there are more tricks for hiding and encrypting data than there are for detecting it. I expect that eventually the courts will go full MiniPAX until people are filling our prisons on account of having suspected hidden data they won't reveal.
disguises the encrypted data as unused memory clusters, so there is no clear proof that you even have encrypted data at all.
Or don't...which presents a problem.
Frankly, as things are, a judge can just declare that you have contraband data and have effectively hidden it. Even if he claims that it's some secret cloud account.
Which means, yeah, a judge could hold you for contempt for no actual reason with no actual evidence. You can try to invoke habeas corpus, but I don't think there is real proof they have except We have more guns than you. Or their court is backed by the power of force, not the power of law.
Then off to jail you go for fourteen years. Longer, since it's hard to get out when you're forgotten.
What does marijuana have to do with this? I regard the whole war on drugs (let alone the criminalization of low level drugs such as cannabis, khat and kratom -- the last of which the DEA might unban today).
As a witness to the beneficial effects of medical marijuana (where lab-made THC has failed) and noting the amazingly low incident rate of marijuana use leading to injury or death, we should have decriminalized it a long time ago.
Of course, there are a number of industries and ideological institutions that want to suppress cannabis for their own reasons.