A Few Honest Men

The Kakistocracy

I got a chuckle reading this article today. I found it amusing since I had just had a conversation with an attorney over that precise topic a couple of days earlier. The subject being plea deals for prosecution-friendly testimony such as Rick Gates sold for use against Paul Manafort. Since this is the overt and exclusive tactic in Mueller’s stair-step indictments to cage Trump, I was curious as to its reputation.

So the question I specifically asked in that discussion was: What exactly is the probative value of purchased testimony? I meant that from a purely academic perspective, since most juries could be swayed by a talking turtle and coloring books. So its practical utility was not in question. But if, conceptually, the purpose of a trial is to endeavor toward the truth, what use are prostitute witnesses to that end?

For instance, no court outside the Ninth Circuit would…

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It Actually Will be Worse Than “Right-Wing Death Squads”*

Western Rifle Shooters Association

Via Twitter.

*RWDS have historically been wholly under government control. There were therefore processes as to who/when/where/how/why, and a chain of command to be obeyed, including when someone in charge decides to throw the “off” switch.

If/when FUSA goes full Yugoslavia, the first several weeks (until all factions get and stay within their own safe spaces) will feature a deadly and fully independent combination of stand-off shots and up-close wetwork, along with improvised flame, chemical, and explosive devices, directed against Communists and Communist sympathizers in the localities known personally to the actors. By the sheer volume of anti-Red actions and by concentrating their efforts against non-LEO targets, along with even a modicum of tradecraft, the shooters will significantly blunt the effectiveness of the resulting investigations.

As a WRSA article said at the time:

Imagine a Chris Dorner in every city with a population over a million, all doing this…

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