Sherlock pressing kisses on Johns lil’ pudge when they’re laying on the couch!!!
John laughing and snorting when Sherlock gives him raspberries and pushing Sherlocks head away while laughing even harder!!!!
Sherlock snuggling with John and putting his head on Johns soft tummy!!!!!!
- Most media falsely portrayed Ferguson protests as riots and Mike Brown as a criminal
- Grand jury now has until JANUARY to decide whether to charge Darren Wilson (x) (x) (x) (x)
- Congresswoman Elanor H. Norton stands with Ferguson
- Ferguson teach-in tomorrow
- National labor leader says unions, like the nation, must confront racism
“In 2002, having spent more than three years in one residence for the first time in my life, I got called for jury duty. I show up on time, ready to serve. When we get to the voir dire, the lawyer says to me, “I see you’re an astrophysicist. What’s that?” I answer, “Astrophysics is the laws of physics, applied to the universe—the Big Bang, black holes, that sort of thing.” Then he asks, “What do you teach at Princeton?” and I say, “I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
A few years later, jury duty again. The judge states that the defendant is charged with possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine. It was found on his body, he was arrested, and he is now on trial. This time, after the Q&A is over, the judge asks us whether there are any questions we’d like to ask the court, and I say, “Yes, Your Honor. Why did you say he was in possession of 1,700 milligrams of cocaine? That equals 1.7 grams. The ‘thousand’ cancels with the ‘milli-’ and you get 1.7 grams, which is less than the weight of a dime.” Again I’m out on the street.”
powerful Black Science Man
“I teach a class on the evaluation of evidence and the relative unreliability of eyewitness testimony.” Five minutes later, I’m on the street.
This is a good illustration of what’s wrong with the US criminal justice system.
I’m more struck by the second anecdote, in which he was evidently disqualified from jury duty for displaying the ability to do math.
i think the idea is that 1700 milligrams sounds ~scary~ and thus him seeing past it means he might be already ‘biased’ in favor of the defendant.
As an educated man, he understands things differently than the rest of the people on the jury. They look for people who will judge based on the information given to them, rather than the understanding of what actually happened. To be honest, the whole courtroom is always going to be biased against the defendant. Sometimes you just need someone to believe in the thing nobody else will.
But listen. Imagine Sherlock teachng John how to dance. Curtains closed, the only light coming from the lamp in the corner, and Sherlock and John looking into each other’s eyes and thinking of nothing but moving together and Sherlock actually smiling and humming along with the music and making John laugh.
No wait, I wasn’t ready.
I dunno, just decided to redraw the thing c:
I USUALLY DON’T REBLOG HOMESTUCK ON HERE BUT DAMN THIS IS SO COOL
i bet sherlock has to stop deleting “extraneous” non-urban animal breeds because of that time he called a deer a weird dog and john fell to the ground wheezing
I cannot post your asks due to shitty connection [read: im on mobile and i can’t tag on mobile, which i want to do] and my laptop is going super slow with the crap internet I have here and just won’t open anything.
But I want to let you know I got the shyly smiling anon (cutecutecutecute) and the anon from yesterday reassuring me/telling me that I have a nice blog and that I am likable (which thank you. im feeling much better today :]) and I will be posting them when I get back from camping.