OMG. The power plays and the media circus around the latest P. H. decision (to throw her back in the slammer for 42 days of hard time) . . . well, you have to wonder how much longer compassion and reason will be part of anyone’s vocabulary. At this point, it’s the judge yelling that his “stick” is bigger and that he’ll SHOW them he’s more powerful, dammit, and fairness be hanged. The woman who’s at the center of this didn’t really do anything to irritate the judge, yet he’s taking out his anger on her and on the media. The usual media circus has outdone itself this time, and one reporter has gone to the hospital after police tossed him off of the car carrying family of the prisoner. We’re becoming increasingly by-the-book legalistic, which is what happened in the USSR and what we said would Never Happen Here.
Don’t wanna go out there. Better to just remain in this ivory tower and study the classics.
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