Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Bloviating Ex-cons

Hero v. Antihero
California Lawyer, April 2006, at 66

Joe Loya proclaims [California Lawyer, Jan. 2006, at 64] himself a hero for not stabbing the man who disrespected him. Yet earlier in his essay he writes, "I already had two strikes against me, so if I attacked that man, I would go to prison for the rest of my life." It is not entirely clear, then, whether this was an act of "heroism" or self-preservation. One thing that is clear is that the three-strike law works!

[In a paragraph that was omitted by California Lawyer, I criticized the magazine for publishing that garbage as a "pro per" column. The "Pro per" column was never intended to be a forum for bloviating ex-cons.]