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