THE BOOK OF LIFE
OH MAN I WAITED SO LONG AND IT WAS SOOO WORTH IT If you had any concerns about whether to see it or not, DO IT. You’ll be a richer person having done so
La Muerte tho, my perfect goddess, I am not worthy omfg she’s the best character in anything ever, I mean I love everything about this movie but oh my god. I hope Legacy comes out with a figurine, I don’t care how much it is, I have to have it.
The Law You Won’t Be Told (Jury Annulment)
Annulment of the jury is the power granted to a jury to announce an accused as “not culprit”, even if the jury knows that the accused is guilty to the eyes of the law.
“Annulment of the Jury takes place when the guilt is established, but the jury decides to absolve to his own sense of the justice, the property, the prejudice, or any other feeling or worry”. Randall Kennedy, Race, Crime, and the Law (1997)
THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. A jury decides whether or not the accused broke the law, but have no say on the length of sentence. Most people also believe that a jury has only two strict options to pick from; ‘guilty or not guilty IN THE EYES OF THE LAW’.
The power of annulment was given to the jury to avoid unjust and prejudice judgments, avoiding excessive sentences, which is plaguing America.
Annulled cases are subjected to double jeopardy laws, meaning the accused cannot be re-tried for the same crime, regardless of whether the judge feels they should be punished. It is the proper way for the jury to say “We do not agree with the law.”
First time answering an unknown number, thinking it was my dad.
Ends up (most likely) being some friend of an asswipe holding their nose while they talk to try and prank me.
Back to never answering blocked numbers.
I might be getting my dream car next week, so long as the body isn’t rusted over and the engine isn’t a wreck.
I have a personal fear of commitment, for no other reason because of my trust issues, and paranoia that - whoever I’m with - has some super shitty history and has been fucking me over, without my knowledge, throughout the entire span of our relationship that I’ll only ever find out after I’ve actually committed myself.
My relationship with Reina is an on-going “Fuck you” to that.
Vegans are fucking wild.
Sometimes I have flashbacks to darker times in my life and want have to take a moment to remember things are different now.