The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Part II (Return to the Thunderdome)

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  1. bboowwyy

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    A troubling portion of the black community was thrilled with the OJ verdict - which makes @Jompso completely correct in his assertion. You might have a point if the black community had condemned the OJ verdict but still held Cochran high because of his past accomplishments, but we all know that's not the case.
     


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    I went to an all black high school in the 90's and vividly remember watching the verdict in class. When the jury read not guilty, the whole school erupted in cheers. You have to remember that the Watts riots and Rodney King debacle were still pretty fresh in peoples minds.
     
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  4. Jompso

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  5. GMMcL

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    A very thorough perspective, to which I would add only:
    One of the most important things law school taught me was that criminal trials are almost not at all, or at least nominally, about about the individual criminal defendant. They are about a robust and rigorous process for requiring the government to produce thorough and adequate proof of its assertions to justify depriving an individual of his or her freedom. Thus, the identity of the individual is more or less irrelevant (certainly their race should, ideally, be) though of course no one can be so neive to believe either is true in practice. This is not to dehumanize the defendant but merely to put the focus not on the defendant and his or her crimes and more on the criticality and sanctity of the process -- thus thoroughly rebutting those who would ask "how can that lawyer represent those criminals?" First, by definition, they are not criminals, having not yet been convicted. But more importantly, they represent, uphold and are absolutely essential to the sacred system, and thus society as a whole, and are only incidentally representing the individual.
    So it is more apt to think of the criminal defense lawyer as defending society as a whole from the zealous over reach of an unchecked prosecutor's office and government. Just as the police and prosecutors protect us from the unchecked anarchy of the lawless and criminal extreme. With these two in rough equipoise, balance and harmony are achieved.

    Isn't this a bit of an neive oversimplification? Isn't this just schadenfreude on a societal scale? Have you never had an instance where you knew something was wrong but since it was happening to a bad person, or at least someone (you felt) who had treated you badly you felt it was justified?
    I was more than troubled by that verdict and many before and since. And it won't be the last until we stop papering over our differences and start being honest. Just look at the dust up over the ap history curriculum if you think we're not inclined to avoid inconvenient truths as a society. But that doesn't mean all those involved in upholding the process are bad people. Think about how you will feel if that process isn't there when you or your spouse or parent needs it. That's why it matters that it's there every time, irrespective of outcome.
     


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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Damn. I knew I should have bid more on that Caraceni! Nice one.

    But back to those ties....
     


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    Wondering if there's enough meat on the bone on this Moncler Lacblanc down jacket at $120 shipped. It checked out ok on certilogo. Crue advise, please <3


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    yes, if you are patient you can clear $100 easy
     


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    No, I don't believe so. The politically correct, liberal narrative is that we can't be outraged over the cheering of the OJ verdict because they're black people, and because of that we have to give them a pass. The same attitude is how liberals respond to rioting in Ferguson and the crime problem in the black community in general. That is, without question, the pure definition of racism - and it sends a message to blacks that we don't have the same expectations for you as we have for whites. That narrative, which is liberalism 101, has been a cancer on the black community.

    I believe in holding all people accountable for their actions, regardless of race.

    Sorry to post this here, as I know these offshoots distract from the true purpose of this thread, but I think it needed to be said. FYI, not accusing either of you of pushing that narrative. Just explaining my position.
     
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    No finds for me lately, but I did secure a gig with the metro paper to review the symphony this season, so that's cool. People kind of wear whatever to the symphony, and as a journalist, I'm supposed to look like a slob, so there's that.
     


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    Here are a couple of pictures of my favorite finds!

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    I think you missed my point. But I'm not going to engage it further, except to note that you, not I, invoked any sense of political affiliation.
     


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    Spaulding, I think this calls for the old Billy Baroo."
     


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    Caraceni overcoat and a Sulkasplosion? Now we're talking. Great finds, 2ndhandman.
     


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