1. @Twitter appears to be blacking out several of my tweets suggesting that homicides went up in liberal cities and conservative cities even though that is objectively true.
2. Here again, is @twitter blacking out my tweets.
3. Here is one of the tweets that @twitter is blacking out in other people’s feeds. It is objectively true.
4. Here is another one of the tweets that @twitter is blacking out in other people’s feeds. It is objectively true.
5. Here is another one of the tweets that @twitter is blacking out in other people’s feeds.
6. Note that this information alone bolsters the veracity of what I was saying. Note that some of these cities are liberal, some conservative. Some have reform DAs, some not. Some had significant protests, some much more limited protests. Etc.

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1 Jun
1. This piece is SO INCOMPREHENSIBLY BAD. It depicts Portland in apocalyptic terms, dismissing it as a liberal wasteland. But somehow the piece fails to mention: PORTLAND ISN’T EVEN IN THE TOP HALF OF (the 50 largest) CITIES WHEN IT COMES TO HOMICIDES LAST YEAR?!?!? Sheesh.
2. It’s true homicides went up in Portland last year, significantly. In part the large percentage rise was BECAUSE IT WAS STARTING FROM SUCH A LOW NUMBER, compared to almost any large American city.
3. And lets be clear, homicides spiked in ALMOST EVERY US CITY LAST YEAR. One could have written this piece about pretty much any city – progressive or conservative. Ft. Worth? Homicides spiked! Omaha? Homicides were up more than 100%!
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1 Jun
The Pacific Northwest is God’s country.
Spectacular day near Mount St. Helens.
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19 May
1. With Larry Krasner winning by a nearly 2 to 1 margin, I wonder how many of these reporters and editors will do some soul-searching tomorrow about the entirely fantastical backlash they sough to create without any evidence at all?
2. This same piece was pretty much everywhere. Was no real evidence for any of it, other than “shit the police union was saying.”
3. I mean the sheer sameness of the takes was pretty astounding.
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18 May
1. A 75-year-old Louisiana woman was freed after four decades in prison. Reform District Attorney of New Orleans Jason Williams said she never should have been convicted in the first place because she killed a man who was raping her. nola.com/news/courts/ar…
2. The woman had a strong “stand your ground” style self-defense claim, but prosecutors in the early 1980s ignored her account, in part because date rape was not yet a culturally accepted idea. nola.com/news/courts/ar…
3. How sexist was the prosecution? One assistant DA questioned whether she was “sort of asking for it.” Another faulted her for failing to run out of her own house – even though she had no legal obligation to do so. nola.com/news/courts/ar…
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18 May
Strikes me this article on Biden’s clemency plan is extremely disappointing for several reasons. nytimes.com/2021/05/17/us/…
Most critically: Biden says that he’s going to let prosecutors at DOJ who prosecuted these cases make decisions on who deserves clemency. This is a TERRIBLE idea. It relies on people who committed a vast injustice to admit their error and fix it, rather than an outsider.
The process is also EXTREMELY bureaucratic and difficult for most incarcerated people/formerly incarcerated people to navigate.
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22 Apr
1. The new ultra-conservative Supreme Court abandons the more muscular understanding of Miller/Montgomery which demanded that a judge find a juvenile is “permanently incorrigible” before sentencing a juvenile to life without the possibility of parole. supremecourt.gov/opinions/20pdf…
2. The court guts 100,000s of hours of work by lawyers like me and others to end the barbarous practice of sentencing children to LWOP. It says that so long as a judge has discretion to sentence a child to less than LWOP, the constitution is satisfied.
3. This is pretty deep in the weeds, but in some ways today’s ruling by Kavanaugh is the fault of Justice Kagan whose poorly written opinion in Miller v. Alabama (as opposed to Kennedy’s broader Montgomery) makes such a retrogression easy.
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