Hypocrisy in American politics has always been endemic.
But today this cowtown's newspaper offers a stellar example of duplicitous rhetoric.
To be fair . . . Even (allegedly) beating your girlfriend and recklessly racing through the streets at speeds nearing 90 mph with a stolen gun aren't offenses that merit the death penalty.
However, this politicized lead sentence deserves a bit of scrutiny . . .
"This is what our friends on the right would normally call a “pro-criminal” court ruling: Though convicted of killing a man, the guilty will remain free as long as his appeal might drag on. Naturally, his defense attorney has said that could take quite some time."
Admittedly . . .
This premise might be correct.
However . . .
The argument against freedom whilst awaiting an appeal for a former KCPD detective ignores so many progressive opponents of cash bail who argue that courts leaning toward locking people up represents systemic racism.
Admittedly, readers would more easily find a unicorn than any semblance of logical consistency in municipal debates over police shootings.
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OPINION AND COMMENTARY This is what our friends on the right would normally call a "pro-criminal" court ruling: Though convicted of killing a man, the guilty will remain free as long as his appeal might drag on. Naturally, his defense attorney has said that could take quite some time.
And here's opinion inspireing "news" coverage that backs up a biased reporting angle . . .
"I would like for someone to show me any African-American defendant who has been convicted by a jury of a similar crime who has been given that same latitude," one lawyer said. "I don't think that you're going to be able to find one."
You decide . . .