The bizarre story of how a legal defense created by white supremacists, insane and thick with conspiracy, came to be adopted by drug dealers in Baltimore on trial for murder:

The fleshand- blood defense, they discovered, came from a place far from Baltimore […] Its antecedents stretched back decades, involving religious zealots, gun nuts, tax protestors, and violent separatists driven by theories that had fueled delusions of Aryan supremacy and race war in gun-loaded compounds in the wilds of Montana and Idaho. It was the ideology that inspired the Oklahoma City bombing, the biggest act of domestic terrorism in the nation’s history, and now, a decade later, it had somehow sprouted in the crime-ridden ghettos of Baltimore.

I’m not sure whether to laugh, or stare in befuddlement at the brilliant irony of it.