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  • Sep 17th, 2020 @ 4:28pm

    I dont see why this is even controversial

    I bet if more of these judges or their families were victims of this testi-lying, there'd be a prompt response in ensuring it stops.

  • Jul 8th, 2020 @ 9:31am

    He was part of the overall conspiracy

    He knew about the leak and was part of the overall conspiracy. That he didn't do each particular act as part of the conspiracy is irrelevant.

    From a post on Emptywheel:
    -A conspiracy needs not succeed

    -Co-conspirators don’t have to explicitly agree

    -Conspiracies can have more than one object

    -But all co-conspirators have to agree on one object of the conspiracy

    -Co-conspirators can use multiple means to carry out the conspiracy

    -Co-conspirators don’t have to know what all the other conspirators are doing

    -Once someone is found to have knowingly joined a conspiracy, he is responsible for all acts of other co-conspirators

    -Statements of any co-conspirator made to further the conspiracy may be introduced into evidence against any other co-conspirator

    -Overt acts taken in furtherance of a conspiracy need not be illegal

    The allegations are pretty clear. I don't think there is a clear understanding with how conspiracy prosecutions work. IANAL.

  • Jun 22nd, 2020 @ 11:28am

    Judges should refuse to participate

    "because judges apply the law as it is, not as they believe it should be"

    Judges should refuse to participate in the Supreme Court's shoddy legislation from the bench. If the Supreme Court wants to implement Qualified Immunity, then let THEM do it. There is absolutely no consequence for lower court judges and justices to refuse to recognize QA. Yes, the cops can appeal to the SC and get the case to go in their favor, but again, let them implement the bad law they want.

    T'were I a judge, I would simply ignore QI as a matter of law and let the cops go to all the effort to appeal. If enough of the legal profession did that, perhaps it would force the SC to deal with it.

  • Jun 9th, 2020 @ 11:25am

    How to protest the police

    It seems the only protests that elicit calm and de-escalation from the police are where the protestors are armed to the hilt with assault rifles, handguns, ammo clips, etc. Compare the protests to the shutdown order in the Michigan capital to the ones nowadays. It becomes increasingly clear that if you are going to protest the police, you should outnumber them, and be fully armed. I suspect if 30-40 police showed up to a protest with 300-400 armed protestors, it would be a much different scene. Calm collected police, calmly talking to the protestors and letting them go about their business without much ado.

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