Showing posts from November, 2014

Two Shootings

On April 17, 2005, during an interrogation, Esteban Carpio shot and killed police detective James L. Allen of Providence, RI. Carpio was re-arrested 45 minutes later. He was punched in the face three times by police detective Christopher Zarella, breaking bones in Carpio's face. Comments on Carpio: The streets are not like a court room. There is such thing as street justice, which compensates for the crimes that are not paid for by the legal justice system. That's what he fucking gets. He brought that upon himself Should have let the family's of the people he killed go at him, I promise it would have been much worse. Sympathy sorry we're all out here. Cops should be commended. He walked into the court alive even after shooting a cop. Now that is something! Bet the two people he killed are still dead... Justice bitches...  maybe you shouldn't shoot people in the face This dude took a mans life away. He desevered to be killed. Hopefully he looses si

Overlawyering, Part II

Shorter Kathleen Parker : Having a personal opinion about whether Bill Cosby is a rapist is a violation of his due process rights. Blog posts and tweets must meet the same evidentiary standards as a criminal conviction. Also, FERGUSON!

Even Prime Fallacy

The simplest possible Even Prime Fallacy is shown below: Salviati : Most prime numbers are odd. Simplicio : Two is even! Your argument completely falls apart. We may express this idea more formally: Salviati : p is sometimes true. Simplicio : Yes, but p is sometimes false! Your argument completely falls apart. Simplicio has failed to disprove Salviati, not because Simplicio's rebuttal is illogical or irrelevant, but because it is literally the exact same argument as the one Salviati made! " p is sometimes false" is an inevitable logical consequence of " p is sometimes true." Someone who invokes an even prime fallacy probably thinks of an argument as "words you say in response to words someone else says," rather than as an exercise in logic.