Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Law and order in USA

Teacher suspended, incarcerated for science fiction story
But nearly forty years ago another teacher got away with it: Wikipedia article on Carrie by Stephen King. In this article Against Law, for order from April 2012, Mike Konczaldescribes the evolution of the incaceration system from niht-watchman role to an active system of preventin possible disorder "The concept of the night watchman is re-purposed: instead of the quiet, passive night watchman looking over the rules of property and law, the government is active, participating, constantly at war with disorder, pushing the laws against its constraints to save the system. This expansion of police power, discretion and punishment isn’t matched by an equal emphasis on those accused."

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