Depressing, and probably correct. https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/11/what-if-trump-refuses-concede/616424/
After discussing the widespread use of the “third degree” (beating confessions out of criminal suspects), the Wickersham report concludes, “The real remedy lies in the will of the community. If the community insists on higher standards in police, prosecutors and judges, the third degree will cease to be a systematic practice. But before the community can express its will it must know when, how, and to what extent these abuses are perpetrated.”
I enjoyed HBO’s Perry Mason reboot, and I appreciate Adam Serwer’s piece, which uses the series to spotlight historical abuses in the criminal justice system, and failed attempts to rein them in. In particular, he talks about the Wickersham Commission (1929), whose conclusions seem just as true today.
After a (very minor) glitch with online worship this morning, I decided to do a brain dump to create a preflight checklist. It includes creating all the PulseAudio sources and sinks to make OBS and Zoom play well together, and all the magical setting and resetting you do afterward to make sure they actually work.
Now that I see all the gotchas I’ve been carrying in my head, it’s no wonder I feel so exhausted.
I’ll be supervising our family’s remote learners starting this week, while trying to work from home myself. I’m grateful that my co-parent lives with us, even though she’ll be working outside the home during the day. This fall is just going to be hard for a lot of parents.
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