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September 17th, 2020 - 10:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Is Barr dangerous or nuts?

This article contains news and sarcasm. Bill Barr had quite a week. On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, media reports said he asked federal prosecutors to look into prosecuting Seattle’s mayor under obscure an sedition law for not quelling that city’s protests. Read this story here. Sediti[...]

September 17th, 2020 - 5:37 pm § in Law and Courts

Judges slash illegal protester bail

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Judges moved quickly to drastically reduce the unconstitutional bail demanded by Lancaster, Pennsylvania police for 9 of 13 protesters arrested on Sunday, September 13, 2020, at bail hearings held on Thursday, September 17, 2020. The other 4 protes[...]

September 17th, 2020 - 5:48 am § in America, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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September 16th, 2020 - 8:15 am § in Law and Courts

Rightwing idiots cheer illegal bail for protesters

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Police killed a Latino man brandishing a knife in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, on Sunday, September 13, 2020. That night a crowd of protesters gathered outside a police station and, according to police, “piled street signs, trash cans, a metal du[...]

September 15th, 2020 - 5:54 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump campaign adviser shirks paying child support for 2016 campaign love child

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Courts base child support payments on the parents’ incomes, and Jason Miller, one of Trump’s top 2020 campaign advisers, is being paid ZERO for his work, according to campaign documents. Read story here. The child in question was “[...]

September 14th, 2020 - 6:22 pm § in Law and Courts

Oregon deputy suspended for inciting vigilantes

This article contains news and liberal opinion. Oregon police and fire agencies are having to devote resources to combating the false rumors. Now, one of the Clackamas County Sheriff’s own deputies is accused of helping to propagate those rumors. The deputy also is accused of inciting vigilant[...]

September 13th, 2020 - 6:22 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

How the right smears BLM

This article is liberal commentary. This story begins with a vicious ambush of two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies assigned as transit police in Compton, California, who were shot and critically wounded by a gunman who sauntered up to their patrol car, opened fire, and then ran away on foot at [...]

September 12th, 2020 - 6:53 pm § in Law and Courts

Slugging people isn’t free speech

Compiled from news reports and other sources. Five members of Patriot Prayer, a rightwing vigilante group, were hit with felony charges and a $1 million civil lawsuit for starting a brawl at a Portland, Oregon cider house on May 1, 2019. About 20 members of the group went to a business called Cider [...]

September 12th, 2020 - 5:30 pm § in Law and Courts

What lawyers do

If you’re thinking of going to law school and becoming a lawyer, or are simply wondering what lawyers do: A lawyer takes a set of facts, identifies issues, figures out which rules and legal precedents apply, then uses logical reasoning to reach a conclusion, usually in the form of a decision ([...]

September 11th, 2020 - 7:03 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Opinion: It wasn’t self-defense

Driving 30 miles across a state line with an illegally-possessed assault rifle to participate in a riot isn’t self-defense. Don’t say he was protecting persons and property, because he’s not a police officer or National Guardsman, so that wasn’t his responsibility or job. He [...]