No idea. Will the lines between local / county / state / federal administration be blurred?

No idea. Will the lines between local / county / state / federal administration be blurred? They’re rather sharp boundaries. Thousands of counties with different administrations. 50 states. idk how many cities, boroughs and townships.

Big boss can believe he has that power. He doesn’t. Systems set up so that he doesn’t and can’t.


I don’t have an answer for you yet. But some possibilities:

What is in your hands right now? What can you do? Is there positive action you can take? Perhaps that will help bring back peace.


Sure they do, at least in New Jersey. Mother worked for Prosecutor’s office (same as DA’s office elsewhere). Jail across the street.

While there was some cooperation, what you see in the movies isn’t that far off from fact, just dramatized.


Unions love Trump. Police Depts are not Unions and the Unions are very often at odds with the departments they work for. That’s what Unions are all about.


Whatever channels the justice system deems appropriate.

It has to pass through appropriate justice channels. Any bypassing of that is inappropriate.


A system where all of the parts are broken can still function properly.


Systems have push and pull that allow for tolerances. Example: illegal is accused of committing a violent crime. Does he go straight back to whatever his country of origin is?


It has to go through the proper channels. Maybe he didn’t commit the crime. Maybe he did but he’s politically useful as a symbol for a movement whose actions will eventually improve immigration reform. I don’t know. But one:one answers are too simplistic to me.


A studied simplification of complex law can be good. They did that in Byzantium, (Justinian I think). They took all the complicated mess of Roman law and reduced it down to a fraction of its size. Worked for 900 years too. [well, 700 ’cause the last 200 sucked].


Corpus iuris civilis.
“The compilation of Justinian is widely considered to be the emperor’s greatest contribution to the history of Western society. Though largely forgotten for several centuries after the fall of the Western Empire, Roman law experienced a revival that began at the University of Bologna, Italy, in the eleventh century and spread throughout Europe. Surviving manuscript copies of Justinian’s compilation were rediscovered and systematically studied and reproduced. These new editions of the compilation, which were given the name Corpus iuris civilis (“body of civil law”), became the foundational source for Roman law in the Western tradition. All later systems of law in the West borrowed heavily from it, including the civil law systems of Western continental Europe, Latin America, and parts of Africa and to a lesser but still notable extent the English common law system, from which American law is principally derived.”

[what makes me laugh about this description. “Largely forgotten”? It wasn’t. It was in daily active use in Byzantium. But we STILL write history with Western European bias.


Yup. I’m still working on mine but there will always be lines I don’t cross.



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