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  •  Pretty much "law"... (1+ / 0-)
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    Justina

    But then if you abolish law, what do you enforce?

    My answer, of course, is social norms as put forth by 12 people on a jury.

    I am also discussing viewing the law differently. Viewing our participation and responsibility to each other in monitoring behavior, differently.

    ??? about the pic, I don't see it on my computer??

    De air is de air. What can be done?

    by TPau on Sun Jun 17, 2012 at 06:49:27 PM PDT

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    •  You're describing "lynch law"... but in courtrooms (0+ / 0-)

      And we've already  had a century long experiment with that form of justice

      We had  it  the Old Dominion southern States ...

      We had it in the Western Territories

      It's how the good people of Illinois encouraged Brigham Young and his people  to Go West

      Happy days !
      Good times!

      Unless you were a Mexican, Negro, Jew, Injun, --  or a Female, for that matter.

      •  You've hit a nerve (0+ / 0-)

        This is the nasty reality that underlies appeals to localism and attacks on the Federal Government coming from the Right.

        The recognition that local control does not equate to liberation is characteristic to both Progressives and Radicals in the southern states. Our historical experience indicates that it is just as likely, if not more so, to result in atrocity and oppression. The reactionaries recognize this, which is why they have pushed jury nullification via the "Fully Informed Jury Association."    

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