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Today’s Links May 21, 2015

Here are some of the people writing about some of the stuff I wish I had time to write about today.

  • The Fetishization of Revenge
    The application of the death penalty in the United States is rife with racism, false guilt, and corruption. The nation is slowly but surely moving towards abolishing the practice. But there are still many men (and a few women) on death row, and it stands to statistical reasoning that at least some are innocent. With an average of 4 people exonerated annually from death row, it’s impossible to believe some have not fallen through the cracks.
  • Tear down the ‘blue wall of silence': New York Dem destroys sheriff who blames police violence on blacks
    A New York Democrat shut down a black conservative Wisconsin sheriff who blamed police violence on black criminality. David Clarke, the Milwaukee County sheriff, described “black-on-black crime” as the “elephant in the room”
  • The Fix: White bikers, black thugs: Why Texas looked to relax gun laws after biker shootout
    While the rest of America tried to make sense Monday of the weekend shootout at the Waco Twin Peaks — and learned of a whole biker subculture featuring sometimes-violent turf wars — the Texas legislature debated a bill that would expand the rights of licensed gun owners to openly carry weapons in public.
  • Bullied as a Kid, Obese as a Grown-up?
    Study finds link between childhood victimization and adult health problems

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