by liberal japonicus
McT, who along with dr ngo, is poised to join the expanding granddaddy demographic here, suggested that a more general thread on the Trayvon Martin shooting about the issues raised by bobbyp and russell. This is not exactly that thread, but I've just landed at Haneda and have a bit of time to burn, and being in the air or at airports for almost 26 hours and thinking about this, I thought I'd crack open a thread to try and get a different look at this.
So, if you were emperor for a day, at this moment in time, what would you do? This means you can't go back in time and tell the police to do x. It also means you can't explain what liberal or conservatives or whoever is doing wrong. It also means that you are not constrained by (the various interpretations) of the law unless you want to be, but if someone chooses not to be, you don't get to complain about it. The onus is on you to create a framework of actions to move forward.
I may be making this a bit too tough, but after I get back to Kyushu and settle in for a bit, I'll try to lay out my emperor for a day (or as I was tempted to call it, the carpe deus thread). Try hard to describe your own program rather than shooting holes in everyone else's. Let's see what happens.