Tuesday, January 31, 2006
On this day:

Black caucus begins filibuster on deadly force bill

If there is any bill facing the legislature this session that deserves thorough and exhaustive debate, the deadly force bill is it. Along those lines, I think that the black caucus's filibuster is probably a good thing. However, injecting race into the debate is unnecessary and distracting. There are more important issues here. This bill would expand the circumstances under which homicide is legally permissible; that's seems to me to be a pretty big deal, involving principles of justice that transcend race and class.

Good idea or bad? Debate away. Just don't break anything.