Reclaiming the Urban Virtue of Judging

JL;DR SUMMARY The text discusses the importance of judgment in urban communities and how a rejection of criminal justice's core function of judgment has led to societal changes in New York City, particularly in the Upper West Side. A way out west there was a fella, fella I want to tell you about, fella by the name of Jeff Lebowski. At least, that was the handle his lovin' parents gave him, but he never had much use for it himself. This Lebowski, he called himself the Dude. Now, Dude, that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from. But then, there was a lot about the Dude that didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the place s'durned innarestin'.

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