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Offline ?Impact

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IThis "but he was just a boy" sympathy only extends to people we're already inclined to be sympathetic to.

Yes, it is quite amazing that those defending Kavanaugh are the ones that spend most of their time wanting to give a 17 year old black kid the electric chair for stealing a pair of earphones.
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Offline the_squid

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Yes, it is quite amazing that those defending Kavanaugh are the ones that spend most of their time wanting to give a 17 year old black kid the electric chair for stealing a pair of earphones.

I get your point, but this is not a court of law though...   you're confusing a political process for a legal process. 

People defending Kavanaugh are guilty of the same thing...  "innocent until proven guilty", "reasonable doubt" and other nonsense.   This is not a courtroom, it's a job interview.

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Yes, it is quite amazing that those defending Kavanaugh are the ones that spend most of their time wanting to give a 17 year old black kid the electric chair for stealing a pair of earphones.

You are echoing the Christie Blatchford column I quoted earlier. 

On paper, there is a path to redemption for such crimes.  People have posted about apologizing and making amends.  But in this era it seems impossible, and nobody has done it as far as I can remember.  If we don't celebrate forgiveness, only punishment, how can this happen ?