[lbo-talk] Minority Report (was Southern vs. Northern violence)

Michael Smith mjs at smithbowen.net
Fri May 11 10:58:03 PDT 2007

On Friday 11 May 2007 12:31, Doug Henwood wrote:
> On May 11, 2007, at 10:48 AM, Michael Smith wrote:
> > Lynching is an amateur sport in the South; in the North it has been
> > professionalized and is taken care of by the police.
> Uh, no region beats the South at jailing and executing people.

Indeed. But I thought we were talking about lynching -- an extrajudicial affair. Nobody much lynches in the classical sense any more, but police fusillades of the type that have become quite common in my adopted hometown of New York and elsewhere bear, I think, a certain family resemblance to the older practice.

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