The charges were dismissed, because there was no probable cause to arrest him

The police violated his God-given Fourth Amendment rights and essentially kidnapped him for sport

This was, by definition, "police abuse"
All Americans have a right to ignore police questioning and continue to walk off 😂 It's written in the Bill of Rights for a reason

"What should police do?" How's this:

👮🏻‍♂️: "You OK? We got a call."

👨🏽‍🦱: "Yep. Walking home."

👮🏻‍♂️: "👍👍"
"When the police try to talk to people, should EVERYONE have the option of ignoring them and walking off?"

Yes. Yes they should.
Unalienable rights are not granted by the Constitution, merely recognized by it

That's why they're unalienable
I prefer "inalienable," but ultimately gotta go with what they put in the Declaration 😉
If you had, you might not have been convicted 😉
Seriously though, we all know this sock is just LARPing. Anyone who did actual time knows crystal clear the right to STFU
A number of enumerated rights *are* applied equally to citizens and non-citizens alike, at least in American courts

I can't speak to what tyrannies other people tolerate
Sure we do. A significant part of military JAG offices in spots like Iraq were spent trying to make recompense for when we f*cked up and bombed a house or killed people by accident
No, just as people here killed by police didn't have jury trials first

Hence the point of trying to compensate people for the f*ckup

This is not hard to understand 😂
I don't consider Germany / Japan / etc "authoritarian regimes," but go off
I quote-tweet people so the conversation is easy for others to scroll; I've been doing it since Twitter's threads were first unveiled

If you're going to whine about it, whine elsewhere
I see why some of y'all have no friends 😂
Twitter Analytics shows there's a roughly -98% drop in ppl who see the start of a thread vs any tweet in it

Threading QTs keeps the convo scrollable for those interested, and keeps the detritus out of everyone else's TLs. It's just good Twitter hygiene
Doubly weird when the act of doing so *reduces* the number of people who see the idiocy and would otherwise pile on
Considering people still use "judgement," I'm forgiving of spelling issues

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23 Feb
Meh. It all reads as pretty standard to me, most of this is common practice at jails all over the US

People just have a hard time comprehending how thoroughly f*cked the carceral system is
Untreated injury? Standard

Suicide watch after a hunger strike? Standard

Stripped naked while on suicide watch? Standard
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23 Feb
Yep. Everyone on the TL celebrating "cases are down 70%!" – meaning we've only just now reached the same new case level as the top of the 2nd wave back in July ImageImage
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I just enjoy the implied "it's Jyyyyyna's fault I was wrong" and not, you know, a failure to understand basic arithmetic and how pandemics work
Read 6 tweets
23 Feb
Courthouse closed last Thursday b/c of the ice storm. Had several cases on the docket so planned to go in today to make sure everything is properly rescheduled

Just got an email that it's closed today through 3/1 due to another COVID outbreak 🤦‍♂️

Praying everyone recovers fully!
A year in to this, and criminal court is still a whole ass mess

The General Assembly and the Administrative Office of the Courts need to sit and re-think through how things work
When there's a closure they don't issue any bench warrants because defendants can't show up even if they wanted to. And the DAs + clerks have been good about continuing things out at least 30 days so there's plenty of notice for the next appearance

It just draaaaaaaags on
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23 Feb
I'm so sick of rain
Durham NC averages ~3.9" of rain a month historically

Our 30-day total was 7.5" yesterday – and that was before today's monsoon

17.75" over the past 90 days, half a foot above average
It's wild

When we moved in two Octobers ago, we were actually concerned about drought and the nearby lake going dry – previously non-existent shore visible for 20 feet or so

Needless to say that's no longer a concern 😂
Read 4 tweets
23 Feb
Yelling and talking over each other is the main reason most folks watch cable news, unfortunately 😂
It's the main reason I stopped watching cable news, back during W's tenure. Couldn't understand what people were shouting over each other half the time
On the "straight news" front, I tend to rely on local news. I subscribe to my local paper + NYT + WaPo, and regularly read our local TV station folks too

On the news/opinion side, I'm a @BulwarkOnline Plus subscriber
Read 4 tweets
22 Feb
Interesting read on 2nd Amendment case law. Worth reading the opinion, the concurrence, and the dissent (footnotes!)

FWIW, had a client like this a few years back. DV conviction when he was 18; now in his 50s with exemplary record, wanted to buy gun once kids were born but can't
Generally no. Their main application comes in expungement statutes, which tend to be limited

For example, in NC certain misdemeanor convictions can be expunged after 5 years without another offense; certain felonies after 10 years

1/
But, notably, in NC *all* offenses that include assault as "an essential element" are categorically excluded from ever being expunged

F*ck up on your 18th birthday and you're screwed for life

There's also no substantive federal expungement process at all

2/2
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