fladem commented on the blog post Guilty! UN Report on Syria Does Not Say What John Kerry Says It Said
Sorry – pretty wrong. If the victim died by a gun, and only the defendant has the type of gun that was used, it is reasonable to conclude that the defendant pulled the trigger.
Is it conclusive – maybe not, but any first year law student knows you could make the argument.
In real court of law (I have been a prosecutor and a defense attorney)
Objection over ruled – this is a question for the jury to decide.
The US data is here: http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/violent-crime/murder Two comments: 1. The US murder rate has been fallen dramatically since the early 90′s. By some estimate it is near 100 year lows. Other large countries have also seen declines (France, Germany). I doubt 1 American in 10 is aware of how much crime is fallen. 2. The [...]
I think these suggestions that we are in a totalitarian state are ludicrous, but I will say this (as a former Prosecutor): If you recorded the calls of every class A felon you would stop a hell of a lot more than 50 crimes. But that wouldn’t change the fact that it would be completely [...]
fladem commented on the blog post US Sending Envoys to Egypt, “Sizing Up” ElBaradei for Post-Mubarak Role
David, I don’t post here much, but your work on this has been outstanding.
It stands in stark contrast to the silence on the FP at DKOS.