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I’m no fan of Manafort, and I’ve dunked on him a lot, but the moment of finding out just how long of a long sentence you’ll get is awful, especially for the defendant but also for lawyers, friends, and family. I’ve stood there as the lawyer and it’s excruciating./1
/2 It wouldn’t be bad to attempt some empathy for the people facing it — not minimize or excuse their crimes, but recognize their humanity remaining in their brokenness.

[it would be particularly good if we could muster that empathy for people who can’t afford ostrich jackets]
I get people's point that it's ok to have empathy for convicted criminals but not ones everyone agrees are really bad. Totally reasonable.
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