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A Few Thoughts on the Travyon Martin-Zimmerman Verdict

Posted By Levi

July 14th, 2013 1:21pm

Category: Justice

Source:http://www.clickorlando.com/news/guide-to-state-witnesses-in-george-zimmerman-trial/-/1637132/20789096/-/4mwq2w/-/index.html Many people are outraged that George Zimmerman was found not guilty for the killing of Trayvon Martin and, perhaps, rightly so. I am a little ambivalent on the outcome of the case. Under our system of justice, for someone to be guilty of a crime, it must be proven that the person committed the crime beyond reasonable doubt. And that’s the key phrase – beyond reasonable doubt. Several commentators believe that the state prosecutors failed to make the case beyond reasonable doubt that Zimmerman  acted recklessly in killing Martin. Part of the reason for this was because there were no eyewitnesses to the killing except Zimmerman himself. So, at the end of the trial, many of the doubts in the minds of both the public and jurors were not cleared up. For example, who started the fight, whose voice was on the recording calling for help.  In such a situation Read More

Mayor Bloomberg says NYPD Stops White People Too Much

Posted By Levi

July 2nd, 2013 6:36pm

Category: Justice

In defending New York City’s controversial policy of stop and frisk by the NYPD, Mayor Bloomberg said last Friday that the police disproportionately stopped too many white people. “Stop and frisk “ is a policy by which  New York City police officers stop people they deem suspicious, to question them and, if there is adequate reason to suspect illegal activities, to pat them down for things like drugs and weapons. According to the Mayor: “One newspaper and one news service, they just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be. But it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said. “In that case, incidentally, I think, we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little,” the mayor said. “It’s exactly the reverse of what they’re saying. I don’t know where they went to school, but they certainly didn’t take a Read More

Myths About Black Violence

Posted By Levi

April 24th, 2012 8:12pm

Category: Justice

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