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oluseyi
    @clarkgoble Nah, our conversations span weeks! I'll come back to your replies tomorrow; I need to get some more tickets closed tonight. As always, thanks for deeply engaging.
    oluseyi
      Ok, going off to simultaneously work (for the job), learn about #Rust, and continue reading up on digital image processing. Ciao! (No more politics and social justice in your timelines for the night! 😝)
      oluseyi
        @rabryst "I'm sorry, I have to go. I have an emergency from a paying customer. Which you aren't."
        oluseyi
          @clarkgoble (And that ticket was bullshit. We were packing up, I was putting the cooler in the trunk, and I took a final swig out of my almost-finished beer bottle—note that I wasn't driving, either. Whatevs, NYPD.) @duerig
          oluseyi
            @clarkgoble I've never been arrested. I've never received a summons/citation, aside from that open alcohol container by the trunk of the car at Orchard Beach. This isn't for me, so I don't care about "in my lifetime." I care about *justice*. @duerig
            oluseyi
              @clarkgoble "Here's a bunch of half-assed measures, and permanent second-class status. At least it's something!" This is not a technicality. This is a fundamental injustice in our legal system, particularly for black defendants. @duerig
              oluseyi
                @clarkgoble I think it is, if you don't also pair that with long-term vision. The history of justice and freedom has always been the pressure on the then-vocal aggrieved to accept some quicker, lesser compromise rather than real freedom. @duerig
                oluseyi
                  @clarkgoble One thing I don't think you've considered is that while plea bargaining leads to more convictions, it also leads to shorter sentences—and possibly more repeat offenders. "Plea bargains create more crime!" @duerig
                  oluseyi
                    @clarkgoble Here's a change that doesn't require any additional cost: constrain plea bargaining to non-criminal charges, or to "less serious" crimes. @duerig
                    oluseyi
                      @clarkgoble "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." I am uninterested in expedience of sweeping the issue away, if we remain in a situation that structurally disadvantages the powerless. @duerig
                      oluseyi
                        @mps I began to cheer up when I came across comments online from self-described Evangelical Christians, and even those who say they "oppose gay marriage," rebuking her. It lasted about a minute. :-/
                        oluseyi
                          @jessicadennis But… Kate Upton! Boobs! Milk baths! Did I mention boobs! "Will you be my hero?" Bewbies! I love titties *and* strippers, but I find everything about Game of War deeply offensive because of that ad campaign.
                          oluseyi
                            Drag. «Elsewhere on Weibo, Mr. Trump’s remarks about China as an economic rival drew angry rebukes. “George W. Bush must be hoping the guy could be elected,” one user wrote, “so he will be no longer the most stupid U.S. president ever.”»
                            oluseyi
                              LOL: «“Trump exposes a lot of what Germans particularly hate about the United States,” he said, “a rather narrow-minded worldview, a brutal form of capitalism and a militaristic approach to various crises in the world.”»—Veit Medick [www.nytimes.com]
                              oluseyi
                                @clarkgoble And it's incredibly rich to on the one hand claim poverty when challenged to be more just, but on the other hand suggest "financially incentivizing" district attorneys. With what money?! @duerig
                                oluseyi
                                  @clarkgoble That's like saying that an increase in tickets and citations is evidence of good police work. Which I sincerely hope you don't believe, because… no. [www.nytimes.com] I mean… NO. [nypost.com] @duerig
                                  oluseyi
                                    @clarkgoble You tell me why you discount justice, in favor of "convictions" (wrongful or otherwise). @duerig
                                    oluseyi
                                      @clarkgoble If there is no proof that plea bargains actually dissuade crime, and if the evidence indicates that it is merely a tool of expediency at the cost of severe miscarriages of justice, I posit that it is not worth defending. @duerig
                                      oluseyi
                                        @clarkgoble What you are advocating is treating systemic failure with topical adjustments—incentivize district attorneys, disincentivize defense attorneys. It's like treating a fracture with Robitussin. [www.youtube.com] @duerig
                                        oluseyi
                                          @clarkgoble I am saying that the insufficiency of the status quo is readily proven, if you are willing to look and listen. Where we go, I don't know; they're all gambles. But where we are, we cannot stay. @duerig