Mimesis Law
8 July 2020


  • National Review Beclowns Itself For A Crime Tsunami

    by - Jan 19, 2017
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    January 19, 2017 (Fault Lines) — “I won’t insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.” That was a frequent retort by William F. Buckley Jr., the renowned author and forefather...
  • Ghetto or Enclave? How Perceptions of Community Influence Crime & Punishment

    by - Aug 19, 2015
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    Aug. 19, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — This week, I moved from a slick, overpriced downtown loft apartment to a tiny shotgun house in Freedmen’s Town in Houston’s Fourth Ward. The move means more than a change...
  • Blood From A Corporation

    by - May 22, 2015
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    May 22, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Nobody likes the fact that corporate crime ends up with the payment of a big fine and a deferred prosecution agreement.  It’s so unsatisfying, there being no perp walk, no...
  • The Senseless Death of Freddie Gray

    by - May 2, 2015
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    May 2, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — The death of Freddie Gray for a partially severed spine and crushed larynx while in the custody of police has had grave consequences for Baltimore. And now that six police...
  • The Cost Of Reliably Unreliable Evidence

    by - Apr 20, 2015
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    Mimesis Law (Apr. 20, 2015) — Of the defendants convicted, 32 ended up on death row, and 14 have either been executed or died in prison.  But hey, better dead than red, right? Via the Washington...
  • David Aylor’s Deep Hole Just Got Deeper

    by - Apr 16, 2015
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    Apr. 16, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Following his agreement to be interviewed about his very public announcement that he was no longer Michael Slager’s lawyer, David Aylor was taken to task for his “artful” attempt to...
  • When David Brooks Left Mayberry Behind

    by - Apr 15, 2015
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    Apr. 15, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — There isn’t much need for an explanation as to the positive reasons for cops to wear body cams.  They’re no panacea, but they clearly provide significant benefits both in reduction...
  • The Clarence Habersham Problem

    by - Apr 11, 2015
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    Apr. 11, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Skin color has never been a viable proxy when dealing with the issue of police conduct.  Even when they’re black, cops are still blue.  Yet, seeing Clarence Habersham stand over the...
  • A Moment of Simple Justice – Magic Words

    by - Mar 23, 2015
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    Mar. 23, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Few words have more bearing on the review of a police officer’s actions than “officer safety.” Scott looks a recent article by three major figures in police training that points...
  • How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law

    by - Jan 19, 2015
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    Jan. 19, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Robert Blecker, professor of law at New York Law, talks with Lee Pacchia about the dramatic rise in undercover investigations and their effect on the legal defense of entrapment. Main...

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