"When people bring weapons to a protest, it is frightening. It is scary. It chills freedom of speech. You will you will watch what you say around men who are carrying weapons that could shoot a hole the size of a grapefruit in your body in a second. And that’s not what what freedom of expression is supposed to mean."
Tag: defund the police
White Supremacists, Kenosha, and American Rule, by Jared Yates Sexton
"Two protesters were murdered yesterday by a white militia member who'd been working with police. We have to recognize the relationship in America between white extremists, law enforcement, and the state. Here's what I learned writing AMERICAN RULE." -Jared Yates Sexton
June 21, 1992 — William Barr: A ‘Caretaker’ Attorney General Proves Agenda-Setting Conservative, by Ronald J. Ostrow
"I’m saying, taken in its totality, the system seems to operate fairly. We should be vigilant and look for potential discrimination, and you can always make improvements in the system. But the empirical studies I see suggest that people are treated equally in the system. That is, if a black and a white are charged with the same offense, generally they will get the same treatment in the system, and ultimately the same penalty."