Resentencing a child killer

This freak got a trip to court to try for a more “fair” resentencing in Arkansas. Sexually assaulted and killed a four-year-old girl in 1987 when he was 15. The jury took one hour to again sentence him to life.

And wasn’t this Arizona law inevitable (and, thankfully, the legal challenge)??:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/aclu-sues-arizona-over-law-limiting-filming-of-police

Can you just imagine the enforcement of the 8′ rule? Police will go after anybody filming from any angle, any distance. Imagine if no one filmed the slow death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. None of us would have been the wiser. And funny/not funny: https://www.theonion.com/off-duty-officer-instinctively-reaches-to-turn-off-body-1848997672.

Last night I went to a screening of the movie This is [Not] Who We Are (https://www.thisisnotwhowearefilm.com/). The footage from police body cameras in two 2019 incidents made me so sick and angry, as did footage of some city council members at meetings addressing these incidents. I literally had to leave as soon as the movie was over and didn’t stay for the Q and A afterward. Without body cameras and the ability of tenacious people who jump through hoops to obtain the footage, as well as cell phone cameras, there really is no hope. Even with the footage, often nothing ever comes of it. If you get the chance, see this film.

At the conclusion of the film, there was a quote from James Baldwin:

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

That’s why shit stays buried and things stay the same, know what I mean?



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