Re: RARA-AVIS: Re: Cain and Hammett

From: Patrick King (
Date: 12 Oct 2007

While the United States has a particularly bad record of railroading people into guilty verdicts, the current propensity for keeping admited multiple murderers around for decades, and all too often setting them free eventually, is extremely disturbing. Facts like these are fodder for great crime fiction.

Patrick King
--- jacquesdebierue <> wrote:

> Patrick, we can't change the laws by discussing them
> in this list. We
> discuss criminous fiction and the laws are what they
> are. And the laws
> of any culture come from older codes, call them
> people's rights or
> call them customary codes of conduct which end up
> being enforced. All
> societies have had them since times immemorial. Of
> course, different
> cultures have evolved different codes, but at
> bottom, they're not that
> different.
> Best,
> mrt

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