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    Calamity Jean

    specific to general, etc, etc, etc.

    Every state has horrible things.  Remember "wilding?"  The Central Park jogger who was raped and horribly beaten?

    New York City, you know, right?  A blue city in a blue county in a blue state, right?

    Five young men - teens at the time - were sentenced to prison for that rape.   None of them were involved. There was zero physical evidence of them being involved.  They were forced into confessions and/or convicted and served their full sentences.

    Oops.  Turns out another convicted murderer and rapist did it.  His DNA was found in the preserved evidence after he discussed doing it.

    So, do we condemn all of NYC / NY State for this travesty of justice?  Is it a horrible thing?  Sure it is. Awful. Five young lives were completely ruined.

    How could the good people of NYC have permitted this to happen?  

    All the commenters demanding the good people of Texas to stop these bad things from happening -- please explain how the good people of NY didn't stop this injustice from occurring there?  

    Regardless of whatever state you are in, Ernest T Bass, there are awful things being done there too.

    Most of your comment is filled with rank stereotyping: taking the behavior of a few and applying it to all.   People notice the fool-hardy loud-mouths.  They don't notice all the quiet decent people not making waves.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 09:00:53 AM PST

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