Criminal Justice

CHP’s Rainbow Rules

April 11, 2019

At your next traffic stop in California, prepare to meet the new rainbow police. Yes, from the California Highway Patrol (CHP) to your local cop, the state legislature that can’t shoot straight has decreed that when the public interacts with law enforcement that men are no longer men and women are no longer women. Under […]

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Man with Sword Shoots Police

March 29, 2019

Yes, that was my first thought too when I saw this headline to the website for local TV station KCRA. Ok, based on the headline, this is how I picture this going down: The man with the sword was clearly a real life Jedi. The police confront him and he refused to drop the sword. […]

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The Chief is Really Right Again!

March 22, 2019

Earlier this week brought great news (as predicted in this space) regarding Bob Kraft–the Patriots owner who “allegedly” solicited a prostitute at a Florida massage parlor. Headlines announced that Kraft would get off. Link: How Patriots owner Robert Kraft could get off in prostitution case Horrible pun there but anyway, the prosecutors are offering him […]

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Stephon Clark

March 20, 2019

Ok, I just don’t get this controversy. When the P.D. pulls their weapons and gives you an instruction, you better follow it. End of story. If the cops were wrong, then that’s why we have lawyers. I’ve watched enough cops shows back in the day and shootings on the news to know that you comply […]

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Krafting Hypocrisy

March 6, 2019

“The Chief” and I recently held a teleconference in which the main object of discussion was the arrest of Robert Kraft. The mixed messages of this story when viewed with other events in our culture today illustrate a schizophrenia that just can’t be reconciled. Was Kraft’s Behavior Criminal (allegedly) In his article, The Chief, took […]

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Order in the Court: Part IV—Jury and Verdict

October 21, 2018

A week ago, Thursday, the closing arguments of the trial began. The prosecution went first with a 50 minute PowerPoint presentation that covered the charges and how the evidence fit the charges. This was followed by the defense attorney recasting the testimony of the witnesses in such a way to benefit his client (think James […]

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Order in the Court: Part III–Defense Argument

October 20, 2018

Once the prosecution rested, the defense was able to present their case, I’m surprised that they did. I thought the attorney would close, simply arguing that the prosecution didn’t prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and thus we must acquit. However his client–Carlos–had other plans. In the end two people were called to the […]

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Order in the Court: Part II–Prosecution Argument

October 19, 2018

Above Sam Waterston from NBC’s Law and Order, best known as a tough prosecution attorney The prosecution case, as simply as I can state it was similar to what follows: Bender Bob and his Bro decide to paint the town on a Thursday night. They start with a bottle of Hennessey, I don’t really know […]

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Order in the Court

October 17, 2018

I just spent about four weeks on jury duty and I need to decompress, debrief, vent, or whatever you want to call it. I plan to write a few posts covering different aspects of the experience. First, I would like to write about the process itself. The group that I was in reported for duty […]

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Lies about School Shootings

August 29, 2018

Believe it or not, NPR (National Public Radio) is reporting that 2/3 of all school shootings reported during the 2015/2016 school year never happened. This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, “nearly 240 schools … reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.” The number is far higher […]

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