God bless Madame Dangerblond.
Read some of her writings in today's Times Pick-Yer-Nose.*
Then, head over to her site and read her perfectly reasoned endorsement of Laurie White for criminal court judge. I've said it before as nearly a footnote, but the many, many posts Kim has been compiling of her education on the workings of New Orleans' criminal justice system have been excellent reading and instructive to all. Go back through her archives about a month or so and see what I mean. Really. Do it now.
Because many in the justice system down here are really paying for everybody's ignorance. Out of sight, out of mind. Ultimately, the act of giving people a fair trial, something most of us take for granted, shouldn't be this way.
*The uncensored version is here. Funny how Chris Rose can mention the word "douchebag" in a column, but Kim must substitute a word. Oh, well. Doesn't diminish her message any.