I've been busy traveling of late, and so must rush to get this post out amid acclimating to being back home and at my desk. Thus, my desk, my yard, and now the Baldwin and Hutchins deal require urgent attention.So, I'll simply curate this story about actor Alec Baldwin's deal re the Hutchins killing. On this website, I've tried to follow many other high profile celebrity cases to see if justice prevails. For example, here and … [Read more...]
Criminal Fake Heiress Sorokin Deported Yet?
Anna Sorokin, whom I blogged about last time and a while before that, proves my assertion that celebs get special "justice." Before our very eyes in recent years, fraudster Sorokin's gone from a shadowy subject of a Vanity Fair piece on her criminal behavior to a privileged celebrity. Her Netflix series served as an accessory to the crime. It gave her a national audience. So did her zany battle in court to absolve herself of criminal charges. As has her fight to avoid deportation for … [Read more...]
Celeb arrest & release weakens Justice System’s credibility
When we watch TV, go to the movies, or attend concerts (admittedly before Covid), we enjoy watching our favorite stars. But despite being role models for millions, celebrities sometimes break the law. The justice system's credibility then takes a hit when it all too often looks the other way. Of course, stars weaken the justice system's credibility because of their talent, charm, good looks, or wealth which shines so bright it often dazzles judges and juries. When judges and … [Read more...]
Bill Cosby’s special treatment by the justice system.
As you may've read in a former blog of mine, Bill Cosby and a few other top celebs got their just deserts over the last 25 years. But wait, suddenly it looks like Bill Cosby's special treatment finally materialized. So he joins the many other celebs who get special deals. Bill Cosby's special handling. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently sprung him from prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2005. The case at first ended in a mistrial but resulted in a conviction when he was … [Read more...]
Elite school bias? Surprise report.
As readers of this blog know, I write often about discrimination of various sorts. My tendency is to spotlight discrimination in crim justice institutions. But I've written about other institutions such as the US Navy, the Catholic Church, and the like. Some American researchers just released a report on elite school bias. And it seems to put to rest, at least temporarily, an ongoing debate that intensified a number of years ago. Then, a lawsuit was filed against Harvard College, … [Read more...]
Settlement in James Franco’s Sex Misconduct case
I've followed a celeb who graduated from my high school for some years now. James Franco's been impressive. He was nominated for an Oscar in 2011, and has studied and shown promise as a filmmaker, writer, and painter.** These fields, except for acting, have been fields I've explored. And Franco's been involved with three universities I've attended - UCLA, Yale, and Columbia. Needless to say, he's intrigued me. But when he got into … [Read more...]
Crim Justice Reform +’s, -‘s, unintended consequences
We heard from both sides of certain 2020's crim justice reform issues last Monday. Below are a couple of samples of the pros and cons of parole reform, one of the many controversial reforms proposed nationwide.After that, I've included an example of what reformers must consider when proposing and implementing reforms. The example pertains to bail reform, something that shares characteristics with parole reform. The comments and video describe an unintended consequence of bail reform in the … [Read more...]