Marissa Alexander Gets 20 Years For Firing Warning Shot
Is it justice? Your damn right it is. They are judged by the same standard. Is it fair? Hell no!
One source of the problem is the refusal to reason from particular circumstances and take refuge in a general rule. One of those courses of action requires discrimination, fact finding and weighing principles that may be at odd’s with each other. The alternative lets the work be done by a general rule laid down and enforced by authority that knew nothing (I mean NOTHING) of a current particular case.
Regardless of that authority being public opinion or that of a potentate makes little difference.
How many of us Americans love low effort thinking?”
–By Todd Vickers