It’s not about the laws on the books. Most social problems do not rise up to the realm of court systems. Most problems do not reach trials. Most people this affects cannot afford lawyers and court fees to fight using laws. Systemic is not primarily about laws. Rather, it’s what’s unwritten and shows in effects. Here: I’ll flip it around to illustrate: Example: systemic assistance, to coin a phrase, might be like so: Child in privileged family is assisted in top college because father knows the right people in politics because their grandfathers golfed together years prior and the families stayed friends. Child graduates from good school, is assisted through family connections to get better paying careers and assistance in starting business ventures. No laws were made or broken.It’s not about the laws on the books. Most social problems do not rise up to the realm of court systems. Most problems do not reach trials. Most people this affects cannot afford lawyers and court fees to fight using laws. Systemic is not primarily about laws. Rather, it’s what’s unwritten and shows in effects. Here: I’ll flip it around to illustrate: Example: systemic assistance, to coin a phrase, might be like so: Child in privileged family is assisted in top college because father knows the right people in politics because their grandfathers golfed together years prior and the families stayed friends. Child graduates from good school, is assisted through family connections to get better paying careers and assistance in starting business ventures. No laws were made or broken.

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Of course EVERY ONE IN A WHILE, when you see a child getting eaten by a big fish, there really was a child eaten by a big fish. Sneaky thing the Brazilian trolls do — I traced it once about 6 years ago — they’re so damn smart. They get it published in a tiny little newspaper nobody’s heard of but it gives them credibility. Then they convince a larger publication to publish it from that small one. From there, they can contact tv and get a segment. THEN start ringing the bells of non-Brazilian media, by which point there’s enough references that it’s now “a fact”.

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I don’t think the political party of a city has much to do with anything in most cities. It’s the police commissioner or chief that handles these kinds of decisions. The mayor can suggest things and there’s a longer term connection, but it’s the police chief/commissioner that is responsible for such things I think.

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DISTANCE FUNCTION… I was just looking it up again this morning.. after a year of _not_ looking it up. I was looking at distance transform, in particular I wanted to find out if my mathematical morphology software had any function to calculate “manhattan distance”, which goes around the kernels/pixels as if they’re streets in manhattan, hence the name – instead of Euclidean, which is as the bird flies (straight). DIdn’t find it yet, but happen to find this.

DISTANCE FUNCTION… I was
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