Morning Ed: Law & Order {2018.05.09.W}

[LO1] Some people go to prison because they’re not clever enough not to get caught. Others do because they want to make friends.

[LO2] Buzzfeed rolled up its sleeves and did some honest-to-god journalism as they looked at thousands of NYPD disciplinary files.

[LO3] I’m bet many-a-principal has been tempted.

[LO4] The number one issue in the coming Mexican presidential election is crime, and the candidates have some ideas.

[LO5] Wow.

[LO6] It’s the clown costume that puts it over.

[LO7] From 2009: The infamous serial killer, The Woman Without a Face was a woman in Germany except that she wasn’t a serial killer and in fact there was no serial killer.

[LO8] Does this help explain Vancouver’s resentment towards foreign real estate investment? Crime aside, it does provide an explanation for for development gains being wiped out without meeting any demand.

[LO9] A look at the career and post-career career of a CIA Agent. It’s a long, but fascinating read.


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  1. LO5:

    The alleged victim once attempted to flee but was discovered in a park by a police officer and returned to the family, CNN reports.

    Eventually, the girl escaped from the couple’s home with the help of several neighbors in August 2016, according to the release.

    These two sentences carry a heavy load of implications. Is there a reason we aren’t told more, apart from lazy journalism?

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    • No kidding. When those two sentences are put together, they actually indicate something various horrific about the police.

      I mean, first of all, if the girl can’t speak English, it seems unlikely she indicated where she lived. So..how did the police officer know where to return her? Did they bother to bring in a translator that somehow managed to get the location of the place she had run away from _without_ bothering to find out she had run away? What the heck?

      Second, what is this about ‘neighbors helped her escape’? Since when do we need people to help slaves escape slavery? Can’t we just _call the police_?

      …well, no, apparently not, because the local police seem to be in the habit of returning slaves to their owners?!

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      • I mean, first of all, if the girl can’t speak English, it seems unlikely she indicated where she lived. So..how did the police officer know where to return her? Did they bother to bring in a translator that somehow managed to get the location of the place she had run away from _without_ bothering to find out she had run away?

        The guy is the former President of Guinea’s son. From wiki, Guinea’s “official” language is French. Other significant languages spoken are Pular (Fulfulde or Fulani), Maninka (Malinke), Susu, Kissi, Kpelle, and Loma.

        French the police might be able to handle but any of those others are going to be a problem, even if they can figure out which one it is.

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    • The CNN story seems to have more info:
      https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/26/politics/guinea-president-labor/index.html

      They were actually “former neighbors”.

      It looks like the argument is over whether she was a daughter of the family or a slave of the family. Remember she showed up at age *5*, so it’s hard to know what neighbors did or didn’t know, same with local police, especially if the allegations are true *and* the defendants presented her as their daughter in public. If they were pretty good at the whole coercive control, folks may have seen this as a domestic issue.

      Which is IN NO WAY an excuse.

      Just, if that’s how it was being handled, it’s no surprise that it was handled this poorly.

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  2. Is Brooklyn 99’s cancellation somewhat “law and order” adjacent?

    If so, the conspiracy theory is floating out there that it’s tied to Terry Crews’ lawsuit against Adam Venit.

    Hey! That lawsuit is kind of under the “law and order” umbrella!

    The lawsuit was outside of the statue of limitations so it got dismissed.

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