Tag: criminal justice
Contro la Giustizia Penale, IV: Liberi Tutti
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale pubblicato il 7 dicembre 2020 con il titolo Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. IV: Free All Prisoners. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 6 febbraio 2015 Gli ultimi tre articoli di questa serie riguardavano l’ingiustizia della pena e del diritto penale, e la giustizia di…
Contra o Sistema Penal, Parte III: Por Uma Justiça Efetiva
De Jason Lee Byas. Original: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. III: For Actual Justice, 30 de novembro 2020. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. Nas últimas duas partes desta série, eu defendi que a prática punitiva e a instituição do Direito Penal são inerentemente injustas. Como alternativa, propus que nós as substituíssemos por…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, III: Per una Giustizia Vera
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. III: For Actual Justice, pubblicato il 30 novembre 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 30 gennaio 2015. Nei due precedenti articoli della serie, ho spiegato come la pratica punitiva e la giustizia penale siano inerentemente ingiuste. In…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, II: La Criminalità del Diritto Penale
Di Jason Lee Byas. Originale: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt II: The Criminality of Criminal Law, 23 novembre 2020. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 25 novembre 2015. Nel primo articolo di questa serie ho spiegato perché un libertario dovrebbe respingere la pratica penale. In alternativa, credo che…
Contro la Giustizia Penale, I: Niente Pena Mai
Di Jason Lee Byas. Pubblicato il 16 novembre 2020 con il titolo Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. I: No One Should Ever Be Punished. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. Pubblicato originariamente sul blog Students for Liberty il 25 agosto 2015. Mentre dolore, sofferenza, costi della giustizia penale statunitense vanno alle stelle, crescono le richieste di…
Contra o Sistema Penal, Parte II: O Direito Criminal É Um Crime
Jason Lee Byas. Título original: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. II: The Criminality of Criminal Law. Traduzido para o português por Gabriel Serpa. ​Na primeira parte desta série, apresentei razões para os libertários rejeitarem as práticas punitivistas. Como alternativa, sugeri que o papel adequado do Direito é a busca pela resolução de conflitos, e…
Contra o Sistema Penal, Parte I: Ninguém Jamais Deveria Ser Punido
​Jason Lee Byas. Título original: Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. I: No One Should Ever Be Punished. Traduzido por Gabriel Serpa. Enquanto toda dor, todo o sofrimento e todos os custos elevados, ocasionados pela justiça criminal, se agravam e fogem do nosso controle, mais e mais pessoas se posicionam em favor de uma reforma…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. IV: Free All Prisoners
The last three posts of this series have been focused on the injustice of punishment and criminal law, and the justice of a tort-based pure restitution system. Even if punishment itself were legitimate, however, we would still have reason to reject the main form of punishment that exists today.Prisons– especially as they exist in the United States–…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. III: For Actual Justice
In the previous couple of posts of this series, I argued that the practice of punishment and the institution of criminal law are inherently unjust. As an alternative, I proposed that we replaced them with a purely civil system, with no law but tort law. All cases would then be cases of dispute resolution, where…
Constraining the Night-Watchman State
Many libertarians favor constraining the State to a limited set of powers, typically to the maintenance of police, courts, prisons, and security services designed to protect individual rights. This “protective state” or “Night-watchman” state is seen as the minarchist ideal. However, I think some libertarians forget that even a state only devoted to these protective…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. II: The Criminality of Criminal Law
In the first post of this series, I gave some reasons why libertarians ought to reject the practice of punishment. As an alternative, I suggested that the only proper role of law is dispute resolution, and that law’s violence can only be used in either direct defense or the collection of restitution. In effect, this…
Against the Criminal Justice System, Pt. I: No One Should Ever Be Punished
As the pain, suffering, and sheer cost incurred by the criminal justice system in America spirals further and further out of control, more and more people have come to push for reform. Even Texas Governor Rick Perry, who once proudly declared to have never struggled with issues like the death penalty, has begun to advocate…
Mutual Exchange Radio: Aria DiMezzo – Satanic Trans Anarchist for Sheriff
Joining us today is Aria DiMezzo. Aria is a candidate running for sheriff in Cheshire County in New Hampshire as a Republican. Even though, at first glance, it may seem odd we have a Republican candidate for sheriff on our anarchist show, you’ll soon be able to shed light unto this mystery. Aria is neither…
Mass Incarceration and the War on Guns
A hot topic among the left right now is the issue of gun control. While  radical leftists have traditionally been in favor of gun rights, some have begun to justify gun control measures in the hope that it might de-fang white supremacist movements and end gun violence against marginalized communities. Many groups, including Dream Defenders…
Don’t Extend Gang Classification, Abolish It
After antifa clashed with right-wing protesters in Berkeley, Mayor Jesse Arreguin argued that California “should classify [Antifa] as a gang.” Later this month, juggalos – fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse (ICP) – will protest their own federal gang classification in Washington, DC. Gang classification is commonly misunderstood. ICP themselves were originally amused…
“Nice Cops”
I am of the ACAB (All Cops Are Bastards) and FTP (Fuck The Police) ideological lineages: even though, as a blameless bastard child, I resent the comparison. However, many who engage in this critique of state-backed mercenaries fall into rhetorical traps at the simplest rebuttal.
Jeff Sessions’ War on Personal Freedom
At a recent press conference, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said: “If you want to collect a drug debt you can’t file a lawsuit in court.” This was an attempt to justify his May 12th memo instructing federal prosecutors to pursue the strongest possible sentences for drug offenders, including non-violent ones.
Freed 28 Years Early, Chelsea Manning Can Finally Go Home
It’s difficult to know everything that goes on behind bars but trans activists and prisoners remind us that prison is often particularly cruel for them. Notable activist CeCe McDonald has spoken out on the way she was hyper-sexualized by guards and staff while serving time in a men’s prison. Others experience similar issues, like prison rape. Sometimes, when dealing with sexual assault, trans prisoners are put into solitary confinement.
No Prison Could Ever Hold Chelsea Manning
In January 2010, Chelsea Manning began changing the world, and she never stopped. As a private in the US army, she saw the evil, the corruption, and the criminality of the institution she had enlisted to serve. To ignore this and do nothing would have only corrupted her, and so she did what she knew she had to do to expose it. Through the then little-known publisher Wikileaks, she released this vital information to the world, for all to see and judge.
Combating Hate: A Radical Leftist Guide to Gun Control (Part 1)
This is the first part in a series. Be sure to check out parts 2, 3, 4 and 5. Gun control is a big issue to many leftists. The Democratic Party has campaigned for years on a platform of gun control. Such measures, they claim, are the only ways to reduce gun violence and save lives. They claim they…
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