Tag Archives: ReadLater

BECOMING ANNE FRANK (Smithsonian)

https://twitter.com/_abbymuller/status/1252271373709381632?s=20

Dammit, Twitter, I have to work!

«This piece is good smithsonianmag.com/history/becomi: “The line most often quoted from Frank’s diary—“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart”—is often called “inspiring,” by which we mean that it flatters us.”»

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/becoming-anne-frank-180970542/

Sci-fi books to read sometime

https://twitter.com/hawkwing_lb/status/1221043605428756480?s=20

Dr. Liz Bourke (🏳️‍🌈 all year) (@hawkwing_lb) Tweeted:
Beginning to try to think about Hugo noms for 2019. My best novel list looks like: THE RAVEN TOWER (@ann_leckie), ANCESTRAL NIGHT (@matociquala), A MEMORY CALLED EMPIRE (@ArkadyMartine), REALM OF ASH (@tashadrinkstea), and EMPRESS OF FOREVER (@maxgladstone, token bloke).

https://www.propublica.org/article/hes-a-liar-a-con-artist-and-a-snitch-his-testimony-could-soon-send-a-man-to-his-death

If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime.

(Y’all see my sarcasm, right?)

«The consequences of snitch testimony can be catastrophic. Of the 367 DNA exonerations in the United States to date, jailhouse informants played a role in nearly one in five of the underlying wrongful convictions. A seminal 2004 study conducted by Northwestern Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions found that testimony from jailhouse snitches and other criminal informants was the leading cause of wrongful convictions in capital cases. Today nearly a quarter of death-row exonerations — 22% — stem from cases in which prosecutors relied on a jailhouse informant.»

I’m actually still reading this one.