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Succotash my Balzac, dipshiitake.

Battle of the bands

I think that everyone agrees there should be an better way to protect plaintiffs and defendants from one another in domestic court disputes. The intimidation and abuse that can happen right outside the courthouse doors undermines the efficiency of of the judicial system and the protection it provides.

But marking plaintiffs and defendants with day-glo armbands that they have to wear all day? Come on. Is that the best we can do? It seems a little condescending on the part of the court, and more than a little disrespectful to the individuals in court that day. Not everyone who goes to court on "domestic Thursdays" is there to whip the piss out of his or her estranged spouse. In fact, I'd say that very few actually are.

I certainly hope this is being considered an emergency measure. Continuing this practice would be tragic.

Ok, maybe not tragic, but it would be a disheartening commentary on the court's ability to deal with minor crises.

In other news, Tim Hutchison dodged the issue completely. Way to lead, Sheriff.
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