Sunday, March 26, 2006

More on McGee's Jim Crow law for murder

Michael McGee, Jr.'s proposal for two tier justice (which was first reported in the blogosphere by Shark and Shepherd who heard about it on WMCS where it was dimissed as "impossible" and "ridiculous")has not yet been reported by the major news outlets; perhaps because he has not yet held the press conference at which it will be "announced."

That McGee would propose something blatantly unconstitutional as a response to the terror under which his constituents must live says everything we need to know about him.

On the other hand, isn't this, in some ways, a logical extension of the idea that you have to consider race to get beyond race? If it's ok to favor certain racial groups because they are "underrepresented" in colleges and universities, then why not penalize them because they are "overrepresented" in the population of victims and criminals.

As someone pointed out in the comments section to my earlier post, one effect of this proposal would be that black murderers would tend to get longer prision sentences - by law. Milwaukee would once again become the Selma of the North; this time at the insistence of an African-American "leader."

Hasn't McGee showed us how affirmative action elides into Jim Crow?

Nice work, Mike.

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