Thursday, December 04, 2003

Criminal stupidity

Our favorite criminal justice scholar/blogger writes of the latest kerfuffle in Cincinnati here. In particular, she notes that the death was classed as a homicide by default - it wasn't suicide, natural or accident. IMO they need another box on that form - something like "Darwin Award candidate".

So let me get this straight. One guy, irrespective of size, decided to take on two. He called them names. He had to know that they were armed well and trained. He had to know that they had more or less unlimited and even better armed backups just for the asking. And if he believed the local mythology, he knew that the cops would beat him or kill him just for practice just because he was black.

And this is about race?

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