Archive for May 1st, 2021

May 1st, 2021 - 7:51 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP legislator criminally charged for letting rioters into Oregon capitol

In “Republicans behaving badly” news, an Oregon prosecutor has charged state Rep. Mike Nearman with official misconduct and criminal trespass for the actions shown in the video below. Meanwhile, the legislature has already taken the following actions against him: “The state’s[...]

May 1st, 2021 - 6:48 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Biden’s quo vadis moment

“Quo vadis” is a Latin phrase that means “whither goest thou” or “where are you going.” Biden has the biggest domestic agenda ambitions of any president since Lyndon Johnson, and very skinny congressional majorities to achieve them with. He spent his first 100 day[...]

May 1st, 2021 - 1:30 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

How Chauvin was convicted of murder, and thoughts on police reform

Minnesota is the only state where Derek Chauvin could have been convicted of “murder,” under the legal definition of the term. That’s the state in which he chose to live, work as a cop, and kill George Floyd. (Gong!) The Hill explains (here), “Many homicides – during robber[...]