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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Needs

Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

Preet Bharara

2019

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2019-06-04

It's hard to read about summary execution. In this case, a suspect was submitted by a state agent to death by boot-kicking enforcement for insisting on medical help while in custody at Rikers Island jail. Such insistence was disrespectful, you see, therefore the execution was necessary. You just have to keep two words in your mind: human needs. Humans create states to meet their moral needs, and meet them they do. That's why states are powerful and respectable, and we have just seen how respect can save human lives.