Games With Time

Games With Time

It is supposed to be the job of the prosecutor to find the truth - or at least something that is as close to the truth as can be determined. Unfortunately, factor in the fact that most prosecutors won't even try a case they don't think they can win, or should win, and there's a strong incentive to bend the rules a bit to "win" the cases chosen, vice letting the evidence lead where it may, above and beyond professing the state's narrative based on already known facts. That is as close as I'll ever likely come to excusing the…

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Moral Cretins

Moral Cretins

The behavior of the prosecution in Kyle Rittenhouse's case is nothing short of abominable. Ignoring the severe "eat my cake AND have it" fifth amendment issues in Kyle's cross examination that ended up with the judge yelling at binger, or repeated examples of Binger - the only major character on the court stage without a nickname - and his assistant being petty and malicious, there was also today's example of arguing to keep a charge in when they knew, flat out, according to the judge's instructions, that the charge was not viable. Apparently they were hoping the jury in their…

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Miscellaney

Miscellaney

A few odds and ends of catching up. First - Eric Raymond posted this a while back, but looks at the moral justification of Kyle going out in times of civil unrest as not only "not wrong", but a duty. That is, all males of military age who are or intend to become citizens of the United States are under federal statute the “unorganized militia”, and have the duty of the militia to defend the Constitution of the United States against enemies foreign and domestic (as both naturalizing citizens and members of the armed forces swear to do). Kyle Rittenhouse…

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Joggers, again.

Joggers, again.

I'd already covered this once, but more information has come to light, and Rekeita had Branco on for an interview. I think the overall discussion by Branca with Rekeita is good, but I'd like to address one area where he, by focusing on the legal argument, undercuts the moral argument by declaring he thought the McMichaels were unwise, but worse, by classifying citizens arrest laws as an artifact of the past. He also discards any importance in looking at the grounds/reasonability of citizen's arrest. Annoyingly - he even states why those laws are on the books in the first…

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Joggers

Joggers

I've been slow to keep up with the outrages du jour, so it was only the other day I heard about the shooting of a guy in Florida for "just going out for a jog while black". I know the media and the grievance cultists have been looking for another genuine Dylan Roof, and demand has so exceeded supply that nearly every supposed hate crime - Smollett, anyone? - has been faked by the supposed victims. "But, there's video!" OK - maybe the NAACP struck gold again after all this time, but I was still skeptical that the story of…

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On Ink, Powder, and Faith

On Ink, Powder, and Faith

Rolf Nelson shares a few thoughts at MOTW. After starting with exactly how complicated a simple-sounding question like "what is the best gun/ammo/etc to buy" can be, he digresses to the less than obvious complexities of fountain pens, for people who've only written with cheaply available ball-pojnt or gel pens... (and yes, ball point, at least technical pens, also can be a rabbit hole unto themselves): And yet, when we turn to a new thing, we often ask the “how complicated can it be?” idiot inquiry ourselves. “Fountain pen. Ink. Paper. What could possibly go wrong? I mean,…

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Gun-free Zones

Gun-free Zones

Not too long ago there were two shootings on military bases. The usual level of hysteria and amplification was likely dampened by the fact that the desired "angry white male" that the left and media (but I repeat myself) have been getting themselves off dreaming of since the days of the DC sniper, was typically, yet again furtively wished for yet not present. What might surprise most people, though likely fewer people who read me, is that military basis are largely de facto gun-free zones. This has prompted a couple articles that bring that point up. I know, I know,…

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Cover vs Concealment

Cover vs Concealment

Most people don't comprehend the difference between "cover"- something that protects you from shrapnel, bullets, etc., and "concealment" - something that hides you from sight. More to the point, they think that a lot of things are "cover" when they're actually "concealment" Several examples: Home materials 9mm penetration test Home penetration - drywall The thing is, depending on what the other guy is shooting, even a concrete wall won't provide cover for very long.…

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