Jim Crow was a term, or is a term used to refer to segregationist rules and laws, instituted in the South after the Civil War, intended to keep things as they were and institutionalize rampant racism. Now, with racism unfathomable as well as unfashionable, Jim Crow has become, to borrow the phrase, … [Read more...] about The New Jim Crow
Do We Really Care About The Hearts And Minds Of Citizens?
Yes, and I agree there are certain substances that are just too dangerous to be available, esp to kids. However, at the same time, I generally believe that if kids are old enough to die for their country, and other countries have seen fit to decriminalize or legalize mind altering substances, that … [Read more...] about Do We Really Care About The Hearts And Minds Of Citizens?
Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
Cops are underpaid and overworked, and while it is true that these are the guys that show up every time you dial 911, the relatively recent concentration of DUI enforcement has resulted in COPS bending the rules to bring in scores of drivers just barely over the limit but not at all impaired. In … [Read more...] about Driving Under the Influence of Prescription Drugs
Scientific Accuracy Takes A Backseat To Politics
Science is interested in accuracy. Generally one may say that politics and law are interested in fairness. However, where DUI Law is concerned, scientific accuracy has been bulldozed into the ground by well intentioned anti-alcohol zealots who have politicians ears. A ready example is a jury … [Read more...] about Scientific Accuracy Takes A Backseat To Politics