Wednesday, July 18, 2012
This Slate article is three months old now, but I had been meaning to link to it for awhile. It discusses the "bear justice system" in Yellowstone National Park for grizzlies who kill or injure people. As the author explains the basic rules: "If a grizzly hurts someone while acting in a naturally aggressive way, then the bear goes free. If a grizzly acts unnaturally aggressive, though, and injures a person, it must be euthanized. It all comes down to the animal’s state of mind." The process involves a fascinating mix of CSI, psychology, and the rules of evidence, as well as the typical institutional fears of making the wrong decision (and the threat of lawsuits in the human justice system).
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Howard, I have blog post title envy.
Posted by: Jessie Hill | Jul 19, 2012 8:59:42 AM
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