Friday, August 08, 2008

Weirdness in the court room

There is an interesting article in The Washington Monthly, on how the racist ideas of the Posse Comitatus has started to be used as in the defense of black Baltimore men in capital cases.

Too Weird for The Wire

How black Baltimore drug dealers are using white supremacist legal theories to confound the Feds.


The reason why I call these legal theories "racist" is because they are all based on the premise that the 14th amendment was illegal. As people probably know, the 14th amendment was the one granting full citizenship to black people.

It's well worth reading the article, even if you don't know anything about the legal theories mentioned, since the article does a good job of describing them. It also makes clear that these theories are not based in any kind of reality.

Other people who have used these theories in the past include prominent people like Wesley Snipes and Kent Hovind. Of course, the number one blog to go to for more information of this sort of thing is Orcinus

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