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The Unreliability of Memory

| March 19, 2009

This is fascinating: http://www.andreaharner.com/archives/2009/03/eyewitness_test.html It never ceases to amaze me how powerful asking for forgiveness can be, and in kind, forgiving. It equally ceases to amaze me how stubborn some people can be in refusing to ever admit being wrong. Because that would be weak. To me, it’s cowardice; it takes more balls to swallow pride, [...]

FOCA – Incredibly Broad?

| January 31, 2009

The short answer is, “Yes.” Ah, abortion, the nuclear option of topics. Debating gay rights is a cakewalk in comparison. It’s times like these that I’m thankful I’m male. It’s such a sticky topic that I’ll be shamefully honest: I don’t have a well formed opinion either way. Is the fetus a person, is it [...]

Macabre iPhone App, Stupid Child Porno Charges

| January 20, 2009

I’m always interested in new and nifty apps for the iPhone. But this one was a little bit…different. Knights Armaments made a ballistics application package that lets you mount an iTouch/iPhone to your rifle. The main site is being slashdotted, so it might not load, but here’s an excerpt of its features: You can set [...]

BART Passenger Gets Shot in the Back

| January 7, 2009

Oh look, more! Son of baseball player shot in own driveway. Oops, forgot about this. But I had previously made a case for mandatory police video monitoring, and now we have a BART passenger shot in the back by an officer. According to witnesses and the cell phone video, the greatly outnumbered victim was face [...]

Student Calls 911, Police Arrive 48 Minutes Later, Too Late

| December 16, 2008

So yeah. She was killed. I’m going to segue from here into public arms control, so let the clusterf*&@ of competing reason begin. This tragedy would be exactly what anti-gun-control supporters would cite as a good reason for having arms at home. So, I’m curious, what is the left wing response to that? I’ve heard [...]

Unchecked Police Powers – What’s the Counter?

| December 3, 2008

I’m not particularly in the mood to write, but I’ve been sitting on this one for awhile, and it’s bugging me, so pardon me if I ramble. Anyway, I’ll first mention three noteworthy videos. I came across this vid on YouTube of a woman in handcuffs demanding a lawyer and a phone call. The officer [...]

America, Fuck Yea: The Wrongfully Imprisoned

| September 16, 2008

Wrongfully imprisoned victim comments on needed changes in the justice system regarding interrogation techniques, etc. It’s amazing how ghetto our system can be even in the 21st century. http://www.alternet.org/rights/98928/i_spent_16_years_in_jail_for_a_crime_i_didn%27t_commit._here%27s_what_should_be_done./?page=1 I was wrongfully convicted in 1990 of a murder and rape in Peekskill, N.Y. DNA taken from semen found in the victim did not match my [...]