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Mon Jul 15, 2013, 02:29 PM

55. Somehow I doubt that.

The law is designed to protect only the privileged. Rich white kids are privileged, while your hypothetical assailant is not.

This is a corrupt decision, not a functional defense for anyone but the son of a judge. Just like other important but corrupt court decisions, like Bush v. Gore, it will not be allowed as precedent in other cases, because the court system itself will recognize that it's an insider decision and not applicable to the unwashed masses.

Nevertheless, your observation is still quite valid: murdering your adversary and telling authorities the story that best defends yourself is potentially an effective legal tactic... if you have an ace in the hole.

But if you're a minority or poor, it ain't gonna work for you.

It amuses me that one of my favorite bands as a kid, Scream, foretold all of this in a concise double-song during the Reagan era:



Theyíre never wrong, only mistaken
It donít replace your rights that have been taken
They throw the book away, youíve been forsaken
For American justice has just been faking

If you got no money then youíre just out of luck
ĎCause the lawyers and legal aid, they just donít give a fuck
Thatís why the jails are full of the poor and black
And once they get out, you know they end up just going back

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