Archive for the ‘Law and Courts’ Category

November 26th, 2022 - 7:56 pm § in Law and Courts

Suing police for no sense of humor

Anthony Novak of Parma, Ohio, parodied the local police department on Facebook. His fake website was online for all of 12 hours. They were not amused. Cops arrested him, searched his apartment,. seized his laptop and phone, threw him in jail, and prosecuted him for felony disruption of police operat[...]

November 25th, 2022 - 7:24 pm § in Law and Courts

Why do people who shouldn’t have guns still have them?

Drummond Neil Smithson, 31, admits he has anger issues. He’s even told police he’s been “in and out of” psychiatric hospitals. In June 2019 a Tennessee judge issued a protection order against him. It barred him from having guns. He violated it. In September 2019, when police [...]

November 25th, 2022 - 2:50 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

This police killing cost taxpayers over $10 million

On January 18, 2016, Daniel Shaver, 26, a Texas pest control worker, was killed in cold blood in the hallway of a Mesa, Arizona, hotel by a police officer who was later acquitted of murder by a jury (read details here). Shaver, who was intoxicated, didn’t exercise perfect judgment. He had a pe[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 11:39 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Maybe we should do what Brazil does

Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro lost his re-election bid last month (details here). Despite predictions that Bolsanaro, a rightwinger, wouldn’t leave quietly, he kept quiet on election night. When some of his key allies said, “it’s over,” that took the air out of his ballo[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 10:48 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Will the prosecutor DeSantis fired win reinstatement in the courts?

Andrew Warren (bio here) is a former federal prosecutor, and currently the elected prosecuting attorney in Tampa, Florida. He was suspended by Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) on August 4, 2022, for “neglect of duty” because he signed a letter saying he wouldn’t enforce GOP-enacted Florida pr[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 1:56 am § in Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

How prevalent is voting fraud in Washington?

Prosecutors have filed criminal charges in 42 voting cases since 2007, and 3 of those were dismissed, according to a Seattle TV station (read story here). Those cases involved a variety of behavior: Voting in two states, voting someone else’s ballot, a mail thief voting stolen ballots. Does th[...]

November 23rd, 2022 - 12:10 am § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Republicans

Is the Georgia Senate runoff election fair to Republicans?

God gave us brains to think with, so let’s see if we can figure out this brain-teaser. Political factions have been gaming elections since the first Neanderthal tribal chieftain election ~400,000 years ago, when voting was with clubs. Today’s USA elections aren’t necessarily a whol[...]

November 20th, 2022 - 1:01 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Pence blames lawyers, not Trump

“First, we’ll kill all the lawyers,” Cado’s rebel henchman, anarchist Dick the Butcher, says in Shakespeare’s “King Henry VI,” in Part 2, Act 4. Anarchist rebel Donald Trump doesn’t kill lawyers, but he doesn’t pay them, and throws them under the[...]

November 18th, 2022 - 11:44 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

“Antifa” gets 20 years for knifing two Proud Boys in Jan. 6 protest brawl

A state judge sentenced Alexander Contompasis (photo, left), 39, of Rennsalaer, New York, to 20 years in prison for slicing and dicing two Proud Boys in a street brawl outside the New York capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021. The Proud Boys survived, but one was seriously injured. On the same day that[...]

November 18th, 2022 - 7:28 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Stalker gets 9 years for attacking mixed-race family

A serial criminal who stalked, harassed, and then drove a stolen truck into the home of a Minnesota multiracial family (photo below) was convicted and sentenced on Friday, November 18, 2022 (read story here). Police found a teddy bear hanging from a noose inside the stolen truck (see story and photo[...]