Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Wednesday Night Links

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* George Zimmerman in custody, charged with second degree murder.

* Dinosaur Times: probably a lot less fun than you think.

* Neal Kirby remembers his father, Jack.

* The Port Huron Statement at 50. Warning: this is primarily about the compromised second draft.

* The Fraiser theme song explained. Finally.

* Bad polling news for Romney in North Carolina, Colorado, and pretty much everywhere else. Who could have predicted that aggressively alienating 51% of the voting population would have turned out so badly?

* Tough primary season for God: Every candidate he encouraged to run has dropped out.

* Chris Christie lied about the Hudson Tunnel project he unilaterally canceled? Say it ain’t so!

* The headline reads, “National Review Fires Another Racist Writer.”

* Uncompromising Photos Expose Juvenile Detention in America. Just heartwrenching. Below: A 12-year-old in his cell at the Harrison County Juvenile Detention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. The window has been boarded up from the outside. The facility is operated by Mississippi Security Police, a private company. In 1982, a fire killed 27 prisoners and an ensuing lawsuit against the authorities forced them to reduce their population to maintain an 8:1 inmate to staff ratio.

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  1. For prison photography, also check out: http://prisonphotography.wordpress.com/

    zunguzungu

    April 12, 2012 at 12:19 am

  2. Given the history of the Stand Your Ground Law, I’d say the odds are about 60/40 that Zimmerman goes free.

    arg11

    April 12, 2012 at 9:57 am

    • On the murder 2 it’s probably worse odds than that, even with the media calling for his head.

      gerrycanavan

      April 12, 2012 at 10:13 am

    • Could Stand Your Ground ever be struck down by a judge?

      arg11

      April 12, 2012 at 11:49 am

      • Sure, but I don’t know what the grounds would be.

        gerrycanavan

        April 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

      • That’s the problem with basing a legal code around the constitution. It seems like this would be a clear case to appeal to international treaties and international precedent.

        arg11

        April 12, 2012 at 1:57 pm

  3. arg11: what are examples of such precedent and treaties that would call into question the validity of stand your ground laws? I do not think it is so clear as you say.

    td

    April 12, 2012 at 5:55 pm


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