Implied conclusions

“The record does not show, and does not permit a reasonable inference, that Bamba lives by a code of conduct learned in Ivory Coast or that he took the actions that he did on November 1, 2012, ‘because that’s what we did back in Ivory Coast.’ These conclusions are not rational and explainable,” the [appellate] court found.

“The record includes nothing to show that Bamba had a criminal history in Ivory Coast, nor does the record support the circuit court’s implied conclusion that Bamba brought to the United States a predatory mindset developed in his homeland.”

Via New sentencing ordered after judge made character assumptions about Ivory Coast native @ JS Proof and Hearsay Blog.

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