I love the idea of connecting what is a current reality to everything, literally. I had a tough time understanding the connection to evidence though. I think you are right about your recognition of this new reality and just wish I understood the added connection to topics of evidence.
I think the thread discussions are interesting, but it would be useful to have a more directed topic and conversation. It seems that sometimes the threads discourse gets lost on how to proceed sometimes and it is difficult to reclaim focus
I preferred conversing over thread because you avoid the problem of people talking over one another. And you can think a bit more carefully about what you're saying. It gets a little a little cluttered, but i think it's worth the benefit of having more ideas out there.
I just wish we could all get around and talk rationally about both sides of a political issue the way we have to do in the profession when for instance looking at a case and recognizing that our client has "bad facts." Our discourse would be so much richer.
I remember in 1L crim some guy was charged with an assault and armed robbery and people were saying let him off and then someone embessled some money and ended up giving it all back but people said he should go for life lol
ex parte crow dog supreme court case shows an example of an Indigenous system where person who murdered someone else paid restitution to another's family. You indebt yourself to that family and help them out
thats a completely fantastical reality youre living in. if you want your family's murderer to be your indentured servant be my guest I suppose as long as you can keep them from hurting anyone else (which you can't)
many murders and crime happen because of desperation, lack of economic opportunity, social structures and social safety nets. Perhaps take that money away from a corrupt system and put it into social workers and job works programs that can intervene and talk through to people and prevent things like that