Limited Powers

Truly, it’s impossible to lose your mind just a bit. Once it starts, it never ends. Tucker has done a segment on a man in Harlem who sliced another man up with a knife, killing him. The prosecutor did his job and charged the man with murder. Now the jury of his peers will decide if the killing was justified as self-defense. That’s the American way, right? The police arrest, the prosecutors charge, the lawyers defend, the judges preside, and the juries decide. If you are on the law & order side of the political equation, you should be happy that the old criminal justice system keeps churning along.

But Tucker decided to take the anti-conservative position that the prosecutor should have usurped the duties of the jury and decided to not charge the killer with anything. Why? Because he has a heart-warming immigrant story and he says he acted in self-defense.

This is exactly the kind of thinking that is destroying Chicago. The prosecutors refuse to bring charges. Because the suspect had a hard life, because the suspect says the victims started shooting first, because this, because that. There’s always an excuse to keep putting people back in the street where they continue to re-offend.

Finally, there’s a prosecutor in Harlem who doesn’t think it’s his job to enact social policy. And instead of celebrating this small victory for limited powers and people simply doing their jobs, we start attacking them from the conservative side.

I never imagined I’d see Tucker effectively justify the prosecutorial misconduct of the Chesa Boudin variety. But here he is.

Protests in Holland

Does anybody know what’s happening in the Netherlands? Why are people protesting? What’s going on?

One thing that’s worth mentioning is that there have been a lot of working class protests around the world recently. This is unusual because working people don’t have as much free time and energy to protest as the leisure classes. It’s got to be something big to get workers to come out to protest.