TALA Doctrine

19 10 2016

Washington, D.C.

NYT, on the need to regulate LEA use of facial recognition databases and software:

The report found that systems relying on police photographs have a greater effect on African-Americans because they are arrested at higher rates.

But the software may be less accurate with images of black people, and there is no independent testing for racially biased errors, it said.

Leave it to the NYT to advocate for a worthy thing but for the most goofy of reasons.





And the Beat Goes On (I’m the Only One Hearing It)

13 10 2016

Palo Alto, California

Not a surprise to me at all.  HRC has not only lauded her former boss’s unilateral use of executive authority (we used to call it “dictatorship”), she bemoans the fact that he hasn’t gone far enough and has openly promised to go further.

How would that manifest on this issue if she ever has the opportunity?  We know her former boss on this same issue using this same method only ordered a bunch of useless irrelevant bureaucratic fluff, and the only substantial policy made was to add those who receive their Social Security benefits by means of a representative payee to the NCIC block list, because as we all know, there is a massive epidemic of bedridden insane old people running around shooting people.

I think, if she ever has the opportunity, she would use the pen and phone to implement the universal background check, even though she and all her lawyers and hacks would try to justify it with the precepts of the separation of powers, i.e. to make it appear that this isn’t an illegal executive overreach, behind a bunch of deliberately confusing babble, bafflegabbery and mumbo jumbo.  All because the left has convinced itself that the only reason there’s any violent crime at all is because private peer to peer sales don’t have to be run through NCIC.





Implicitly Pleading the Fifth

24 09 2016

Washington, D.C.

Now we know why Obama didn’t indict Hillary.

Because his doing so would have been effectively indicting himself.

This is sorta why Cheryl Mills got immunity in an investigation whose outcome was pre-determined.





Lawfare, Confirmed

31 07 2016

Houston

Let’s see if the news of the withdraw of all charges becomes as big of a national media story as their initial filing.

Let’s see if the DAs are called out for their abuse of power.

Answer to the first question:  No, because narrative.

Answer to the second question:  It’ll happen the same day Marilyn Mosby is punished.





Blago-Lynch

6 07 2016

Washington, D.C.

Rod Blagojevich is in Federal prison for stating that he wanted to exchange the appointment of the Senate seat that Baraq Obama vacated upon being elected President for consideration.

How is that any different from HRC promising Loretta Lynch either that she would stay on as USAG or a SCOTUS appointment in exchange for an assurance of non-indictment?





Why I’m #NRx

5 07 2016

Washington, D.C.

hrc-clear

Democratic republicanism instead of hereditary monarchy, because rule of law, not rule of men, they keep telling us.

We got democratic republicanism and rule of men anyway.  Stupid they.

Further proving my point is that this whole scandal is about the Clintons peddling the influence of a possible HRC presidency in exchange for swag bags from interested parties.  This is yet another bad consequence of the existence of elections.

The only bright spot is that Comey’s announcement of a no indict recommendation sounded more like listing the grounds for Trump’s Attorney General to issue an indictment.

Also, I don’t understand how HRC doesn’t get indicted yet Edward Snowden has standing felony charges against him.  Unless I do understand, which goes back to the point of this post.





Smooth Trade

26 06 2016

Twin Falls, Idaho

U.S. Attorney for Idaho rattles the sabres; doesn’t want people to notice things.

Hints of Joyce-McCulloch-Boyer and the Truth Squad of September 2008.  A story which I personally broke on the internet on another medium, and luckily, Jim Hoft picked it up and sent it to the stratosphere.  Interestingly, neither Joyce nor Boyer are seeking re-election this year, though we know what the reason isn’t.  Neither one of these three people have yet been punished for what I think is a violation of the Federal Klan Act’s 1983 amendment, i.e. color of law conspiracy to chill civil rights.  And I think Wendy Olson and her office stepped in the same pile of dog poo.  Though we know she’s not going to prosecute herself.