Sunday, August 21, 2016

Awful lot of cases, "I went to/teach at Harvard" actually means

"I'm a bigoted and incompetent fool, but I'm from Harvard!"

Also, next time someone wonders why you don't trust most media, point them to this.
The Harvard part?
What in the good name of Martin Luther King is this crap about? I looked up Harvard professor Caroline Light and she turns out to be a Lecturer on Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Or as we call them in Real Life, a degree in “You want fries with that? I have Student loans to pay”) so not even a Law Professor or even a paralegal. But you don’t need to be a Supreme Court Justice to do a basic Google-Fu and find out that Castle Doctrine comes from English Law and dates back to 1628.
it has been a legal precept in England, since at least the 17th century, that no one may enter a home, which would typically then have been in male ownership, unless by invitation. This was established as common law by the lawyer and politician Sir Edward Coke (pronounced Cook), inThe Institutes of the Laws of England, 1628:
“For a man’s house is his castle, et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium [and each man’s home is his safest refuge].”
So basically “Professor” Light missed by just two centuries. That is what passes for accuracy in Harvard nowadays , I guess.

Higher Education In Action.

1 comment:

Windy Wilson said...

And again with the "any place a white person feels nervous."
leaving out the part where the plea of self defense is reviewed by the court to see if it is reasonable, which to the bigot who wrote the article in The Nation means, "Any place a judge believed it was reasonable for a white or of color person to feel nervous."