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Victim-Blaming and the Presumption of Innocence

A caveat: I am a strong believer in the necessity of the presumption of innocence. However, I have recently witnessed first-hand how in some cases, the presumption of innocence spurs a criminalization of the victim. This needs to stop. As some of you know, I just got off jury duty for a several-weeks-long domestic violence… Continue reading Victim-Blaming and the Presumption of Innocence

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Sarah Who?

Like many people, I've been wondering who the heck this Sarah Palin woman is. It seems obvious from first glance that she's been picked to snabble up some special interest votes -- like woman (cue rabid screaching about women being a "special interest" category here). I... can't even begin to go into how wrong this… Continue reading Sarah Who?