29.08.2012 Race entry includes a Color Run t-shirt that is stylish, comfortable, and well-fitting, a Color Run headband (I've never used it), and a packet of colored powder to be thrown at the end of the race. Race entry does cost more than ...
Specifically, the race of the victim matters in death penalty charging decisions and death sentences. "Disparity seen in death penalty," is the title of Michael Hewlet's report in today's Winston-Salem Journal. A new study examining the death penalty in North Carolina over a 28-year period makes the same point other studies have made over the years: The race of the victim is a factor in who gets the death penalty. According to the study, the odds of a death sentence for those suspected of killing whites ... [read post]
Am I crazy? That's what I was wondering when my alarm woke me up at 7:40 am today, and I could hear steady rainfall outside. I could either go back to sleep or I could get dressed, eat yogurt for breakfast, and then drive 30 minutes to go run a 5K race . . . in the rain. I chose to get up, but it was a close call. Truth be told, if it weren't for the fact that I had set a March mini-goal of running a 5K in sub-22:30 -- which I failed to accomplish two weeks ago at the Luckython -- I might have gone back ... [read post]
Today I got up at 8 am, ate cherry yogurt, dealt briefly with squabbling little boys, and then headed out to the Game Day Rival 5k race. (The theme of the race was something about BYU vs. Notre Dame.) The race site was Mt. Tabor park. Mt. Tabor is a extinct(?) volcano in northeast Portland. Going in to the race, my goal was to finish in 22-something minutes. That was before I realized what the course was actually going to look like, which is to say, very hilly. The start/finish of the race was at the ... [read post]
This morning, I ran the Ho Ho 5K race at Cook Park in Tigard, Oregon. This was another civilized race that started at a reasonable time (i.e., 10 am). That's one of the primary reasons I chose to enter this race instead of one last week, which started 2 hours earlier. It was overcast and in the mid-30s this morning, but on the plus side, it was relatively dry. I wore a thermal longsleeve shirt and my Zombie Apocalypse 5k race T-shirt over that, shorts, wool socks, cotton gloves (my hands get cold!), and ... [read post]
The Equal Justice Initiative report, Illegal Racial Discrimination in Jury Selection: A Continuing Legacy, released yesterday, was widely recognized by the blogosphere. Let's begin with Tony Mauro's report in National Law Journal, "Study: Racial Bias Common in Jury Selection." Nearly 25 years after Batson v. Kentucky, racial exclusion in jury selection is still common, according to a study of practices in southern states released Wednesday. "In courtrooms across the United States, people of color are ... [read post]