April 1st, 2008

Mr. Twister

Проблема!

N.Y.Times -- “My BlackBerry exploded,” he [адвокат Рикко] said in an interview last week. “I got phone calls from many people who tried to discourage me from getting involved in the case. I was very disturbed by some of the views that were expressed. ‘You’re seen as a hero in our community. How can you represent them?’

How could Mr. Ricco, high-profile defense lawyer for the accused, sit down at a table with police officers? How could Mr. Ricco, a prominent black lawyer and lifetime resident of Harlem, represent an officer responsible for the death of an unarmed black man? Even if the officer is himself black?

“The answer to it is very simple,” he said. “I thought about many of the young black men who were prosecuted and executed in small towns in the old South. Excellent white lawyers living in those towns were intimidated from getting involved with those cases. Would I fold to the community’s sense of outrage? I hope to think if I was a lawyer in those small towns, I would have stood up.”

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Bloomberg -- President George W. Bush gave his firm backing to bids by former Soviet states Ukraine and Georgia to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Ну зачем, зачем?..
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Cato@Liberty -- Quite appropriately, today exposes another facet of the foolishness that is U.S. immigration policy. April 1st is the day each fiscal year when employers are allowed to begin filing petitions with the US Citizen and Immigration Services for highly skilled workers to be given what are known as H-1B visas. For the second consecutive year, the quota of these visas was reached on this first day of eligibility.
If only this were all a bad April Fools’ joke.
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