Friday, September 30, 2016

Lester Holt makes sure that he will still be invited to the right parties.

From the Wall Street Journal:

//We told you Tuesday that Donald Trump was right when he pushed back on debate moderator Lester Holt over “stop and frisk” policing. But the story deserves a more complete explanation, not least because the media are distorting the record.

Mr. Trump invoked stop and frisk as a way to “take the gun away from criminals” in high-crime areas and protect the innocent. That provoked Mr. Holt, who said that “stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York.” Mr. Trump then noted that the ruling in the case came from a “very against police judge” who later had the case taken away from her. Mrs. Clinton then echoed Mr. Holt.

Here’s what really happened. The federal judge in the stop-and-frisk case was Shira Scheindlin, a notorious police critic whose behavior got her taken off the case by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The appellate court put it this way:

“Upon review of the record in these cases, we conclude that the District Judge ran afoul of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges . . . and that the appearance of impartiality surrounding this litigation was compromised by the District Judge’s improper application of the Court’s ‘related case rule’ . . . and by a series of media interviews and public statements purporting to respond publicly to criticism of the District Court.”

The court then remanded the case to another judge who would not present an appearance of bias against the police. In a follow-up opinion, the appellate judges cited a New Yorker interview with Judge Scheindlin that included a quote from a former law clerk saying “what you have to remember about the judge is that she thinks cops lie.”

This is an extraordinary rebuke by a higher court and raises doubts that the merits of her ruling would have held up on appeal. As Rudolph Giuliani makes clear nearby, the judge’s ruling of unconstitutionality applied only to stop and frisk as it was practiced in New York at the time. Such police search tactics have long been upheld by higher courts.

In the end, the clock ran out on Mayor Mike Bloomberg, and new Mayor Bill de Blasio chose not to appeal. We rate Mr. Trump’s claim true and unfairly second-guessed by a moderator who didn’t give the viewing public all the facts.//


Anonymous said...

“You see, there's a theory current you're insane, or you lean strongly in that direction.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Lauran said...

Indeed, “stop and frisk” is an abomination because “you see” there’s absolutely nothing “insane” or leaning “strongly in that direction” about infanticide, birth control for minors, legalizing child prostitution, euthanizing the old, the ill, and the infirm, encouraging the terminally ill and mentally ill to murder themselves, and celebrating sexual deviancy and mutilation.

“Intelligence alone is not nearly enough when it comes to acting wisely.”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

sniper said...

Don’t be so subtle, Lauran. You know full well he’s neither intelligent, nor interested in wisdom.

“the most offensive is not their lying—one can always forgive lying...what is offensive is that they lie and worship their own lying…”
― Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

Anonymous said...

“It’s understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself.”
Ferris Bueller – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Lauran said...

If you “understood” anything, Anonymous, you wouldn’t advocate every vile practice known to man--but you don’t. In fact, you don’t even grasp the vileness of those practices you support. And your Ferris Bueller quote is a perfect example of your level of “understanding.” Your talent for kicking yourself in the rear is astonishing and you don’t even know that you’re doing it. Now, that’s entertainment (but not really).

Considering what you stand for, you’re not in a position to even think about ridiculing anyone, much less doing it with any reasonable expectation of being taken seriously--which, by the way, you’re not.

Don’t delude yourself--you're about as threatening as a flea and even less enlightened.

Anonymous said...

A "flea?" I thought I was a "termite?" Make up your mind, Lauran.

Who links to me?