Unimaginable Devastation Wrought by Katrina
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. . . is a threat to justice everywhere. I used to be a public defender in Texas. Now, I'm a public defender in Washington. Despite what you may have heard about Texas justice, there's just as much injustice here as there was there. And so I fight. And I rant. About justice, injustice, and life in general. (*Despite the photographic evidence below, I am not Veronica Mars. She is, in fact, smarter than me.)
Gilding the lily, the officer testified that he was additionally suspicious because when he drove by Broomfield in his squad car before turning around and getting out and accosting him he noticed that Broomfield was "staring straight ahead." Had Broomfield instead glanced around him, the officer would doubtless have testified that Broomfield seemed nervous or, the preferred term because of its vagueness, "furtive." Whether you stand still or move, drive above, below, or at the speed limit, you will be described by the police as acting suspiciously should they wish to stop or arrest you. Such subjective, promiscuous appeals to an ineffable intuition should not be credited.You gotta love Posner.