and we’re back

30 Sep

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after a (far too) long recess, JJC is back, with a vengeance! just kidding. no vengeance. but im back baby. and there is so much to say! here’s some jjc from the last week…

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Nothing too exciting.  Khloe drops Odom from her last name on twitter. Yawn.  Miley has a documentary airing on MTV. Allllllright. This new MTV shows looks AMAZING. Chris Brown continues to whine like the baby he is.

Dear Chris Brown I’m no expert on publicity, but I can tell you this: in general, people don’t like bullies. They like fair fights. So, if Jay-Z allegedly sold drugs before he was famous then later supposedly stabbed some dude over some kind of rapper feud bullshit, fans will look the other way. For one, who knows what the hell happened it was a mele. For two, that he supposedly sold drugs is no where near the same as slamming America’s Caribbean sweetheart into a car window.  You vs. RiRi was not necessarily a fair fight because you’re a dude. Sexist? Perhaps. But reality.   When you pick on someone who is a woman when you are a dude the public is not going to look the other way. Especially when you never seemed to acknowledge it instead you complained about people refusing to forgive you. Also, Jay-Z’s music is good. For the umpteenth time,Will you quit this woe is me bullshit already or what??!?!??!

(in)justice

this makes me feel like i’m being punched in the stomach. in general JJC is anti-stings. If you have to create crime to fight it then technically aren’t you breaking even instead of making a dent in crime? Others might say you are preventing some future crime. I say prevention shmention. who knows what will happen in the future. alls I know is it makes me sad that you are arresting poor immigrants looking to feed their families and without the means or resources to obtain a license.  Yes, licenses are important. But where are all these republicans when you need them with the “let the market decide” language???

in other news, I hate when cops are accused of crimes. At the risk of sounding cliche, it is like a true sophie’s choice situation.  On one hand, if a cop is accused of a crime he is accused of a crime and therefore, as a criminal defense attorney, I don’t want to see anyone go down on some bull honkey.  Exhibit A: I do not think someone should be convicted of rape based on a woman making mime movements and the police interpreting said movements as descriptions of rape. Sign language to report a rape? Ok.  Sherades to report a rape? Not ok.  Dear founding fathers, can you go back and time and add to the 6th Amendment you have the right to not be imprisoned based on police interpreting hand movements???? So, it’s like, just cause D=a cop do I suddenly think pantomiming a statement should result in said cop serving serious time? NO.

On the other hand, I really do not like cops. Assuming a cop, someone who swears to be good, does something bad, then yes, i am happy when he goes down.  That said, surely there can be innocent cops falsely accused of a crime.  I suspect before a cop is charged with a crime many eyes see the evidence — at least many more than when joe noncop gets charged with a crime.  So if I see a cop charged I have my own bias that he’s good for it. Which is totally hypocritical.

I still do not know how to reconcile my love for the constitution, disdain for arbitrary power, and the idea of a cop being prosecuted on some farkakta theory of criminal liability.

Justice

Unlikely Friends will be on the discovery channel on 10/21 at 10PM.  Definitely worth watching.  One really good quote was someone saying you will not find a single perpetrator in prison who is not also himself a victim.  That’s tha truth. The answer is not that people shouldn’t pay for their crimes, that any one person or victim must forgive her perpetrator, or that people should not be held responsible. It is more like what would happen if we truly focused on rehabilitation and restoring justice instead of merely on punishment and (read: often arbitrary punishment?) Not everyone in prison is ready to reform.  But, we continue to lock more people up every year, at rates totally out of whack to the rest of the world and compared to our own rates 30 years ago, and where are getting? What are we accomplishing? It is time we are smarter about justice; this movie is a great way to learn.

On a personal level, the message that forgiveness is a powerful thing is powerful for everyone no matter what the transgression is that you must forgive.  If this one dude in the film, a police officer who was permanently disabled and blinded in one eye by a bank robber escapee who shot him, can forgive his perpetrator than we can all strive to open our hearts and be kinder to those in our lives who have hurt us, however greatly or slightly.

corgis

more corgi videos of corgis and toys please:

 

my own corgi, Jane Doe, had an irregular color spot on her eye which has worsened and we had a biopsy taken. Should find out results this week. Please say a prayer for Jane Doe’s health. Trying not to worry :/

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