The power of electing good people
Krasner’s mass incarceration memo outlining criminal justice reforms is a dream come true.
“Burn it all down. That is the calm and reasoned conclusion to which I have come as one horror story after another unspooled in the courtroom. Nobody employed in the upper echelons at USA Gymnastics, or at the United States Olympic Committee, or at Michigan State University should still have a job. If accessorial or conspiracy charges plausibly can be lodged against those people, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Those people should come out of civil courts wearing barrels. Their descendants should be answering motions in the 22nd Century. In fact, I can argue convincingly that none of those three institutions should continue to exist in its current form. USA Gymnastics and the USOC should lose their non-profit status forthwith. Michigan State should lose its status within the NCAA for at least five years. American gymnastics is no longer a sport. It’s a conspiracy of pedophiles and their enablers.”
One thing is clear after a remarkable few days of victim statements against serial abuser Larry Nassar: American gymnastics is no longer a sport. It’s a conspiracy of pedophiles and their enablers. And everyone involved needs to pay.
When Krasner is sworn in next year, he won’t only be one of the most progressive politicians in Philly. He’ll also be one of the most progressive DAs in the country. Maybe even the most progressive, in fact. Earlier this week, the Atlantic wrote that “Krasner wouldn’t be the first ‘reform-minded’ prosecutor to take office, a term used to describe the growing cohort of district and state’s attorneys vowing to overhaul cash bail, abolish the death penalty, and crack down on police corruption. But he would be the most progressive in this pool, a distinction that takes on extra weight at a time when the Justice Department is moving right.”
He beat Republican Beth Grossman by more than 40 percentage points.
Larry Sanders on the BBC, defending his brother, Senator Bernie Sanders, from the accusations made against him in Hillary Clinton’s new book, ‘What Happened’.
Outstandingly awful interviewers.