April 16, 2012
Libertarian Commentary on The News
By Nathan A. Barton © 2012
Home front - Injustice
Prosecutors Face Hurdles in Charging Zimmerman With Murder
Of course: they must realize that the very "Stand Your Ground" law is on his side, but then, so is normal self-defense. And especially since it is increasingly obvious that they will have a VERY hard time demonstrating that Zimmerman was a racist, given his actions for the past several years. And given the way the media has done everything but build the gallows to hang Zimmerman, they are going to have a hard time finding a jury!
Mama's Note: Actually, the "stand your ground" law probably has nothing to do with this particular case. If, as Zimmerman contends, he was on the ground being beaten, he had no option to run or evade the attack. The only thing for a jury to determine is if he was indeed attacked and was in fear of his life. And no, that's not going to be easy for any jury. It should have gone to a grand jury first, of course, and that would likely have sorted out much of this much faster and cleaner. I don't know why that wasn't done, but the answer is probably not good for justice in that part of Florida... for anyone. It's all become a political circus now.
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by Greg Swann
But I have always believed that ordinary people should be able to save the world from going to hell on a hand-truck. Our problem is not the tyrant-of-the-moment. The only real problem humanity has ever had is thoughtlessness – the mindless acquiescence to the absurd demands of demagogues.
That’s the subject of this little book: The high cost of thoughtlessness – and how to stop paying it. It weighs in at around 75 pages. I’m nobody’s matchbook copywriter, and I would have made it even shorter if I could have. But it covers everything I know about the nature of human life on Earth – what we’ve gotten wrong, until now, and how we can do better going forward.
Why did I bother? Because the world we grew up in is crashing down around our ears. Nothing has collapsed yet, and there is no blood in the streets – so far. But as the economists say, “If something can’t go on forever, it won’t.” My bet is that you have been watching the news and wondering what you will do, if things get ugly. [Editor's note: Read the book free.]
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Detroit: America's Greece(Read the rest here) (Use the back button to return.)
By Argorist Don
Yet even now, Detroit's leaders are resisting demands that they stop the gravy train cold if they're to expect any help from the state. U. S. Representative Hansen Clarke is asking the federal government to bail out Detroit as a way to circumvent the plans of the Governor.
Meanwhile, not all Detroit residents are standing idly by, waiting for the government to fix problems in large part caused by the very agencies others are looking to for solutions. As in Greece, voluntary efforts by the citizens to take back their communities are on the rise.
Violence Policy Center reprises its 'no guns for negroes' advocacy(Read the rest here) (Use the back button to return.)
By Kurt Hofmann
What Sugarmann did not point out then, and is certainly not pointing out now, is that the vast majority of the murderers of African-Americans are also black (91.1% then, 89.4% now). In other words, Sugarmann makes an issue of the fact that almost 57% of black homicides are committed with handguns, while pretending to ignore the vastly stronger correlation of race. If the focus for reducing black homicide, then, "must" be on "reducing access to firearms," then whose access must be reduced?
"No guns for negroes," all over again, right in line with the shameful history of American "gun control."
your ground’ laws must be applied equally for all
Still, is it possible McNeil was railroaded? Is
there other mitigating evidence to prove it was a “good” shoot? If
their roles had been reversed, would Epp now be behind bars?
But almost nobody identifies the biggest bully of all: government.
Our whole foreign policy is based on bullying other countries through intimidation into doing what we demand (support our interests) and giving us what we want (their natural resources) and through violence like invading them and killing their people.
It's also this country's domestic policy. Very few of the massive numbers of laws in the US at all levels actually have anything to do with real crimes that involve initiation of force, intimidation and fraud by one person against another, but have everything to do with the dictatorial bullying of everyone by government.
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