It is not unusual for people to refuse to cooperate with police investigations of criminal activity; even crime victims sometimes don’t want to talk to law enforcement. This story out of Seattle gives a whole new meaning to refusing to cooperate with an investigation…
Last week, a juror in Mississippi was held in contempt of court, fined $100, and jailed for two days after she fell asleep during jury selection and then did not return for the remaining voir dire after the lunch break. I’m not sure what angered the judge the most, but I’ve seen jurors fall asleep […]
Yesterday, Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Susan Shultz Gibson issued an order in Commonwealth v. Clary, preventing a lesbian couple from invoking marital privilege in a murder trial. The defendant and her partner entered into a civil union in Vermont, though they were never married under any state law. Kentucky law prohibits marriages between people of […]
A South Carolina woman is being held in the Charleston County Jail after repeatedly stabbing her roommate when he wouldn’t stop playing music by The Eagles. Earlier this year, a woman choked her boyfriend because he sang the “Thrift Shop” song over and over. I love The Eagles (just saw them at the Yum Center a few months […]
Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine says his goal is “fairness.” Apparently, that means the Commonwealth will pursue the death penalty against everyone who is eligible, whether they are “two young men in the East End playing poker, or two young men in the West End playing dice.” It’s great news that our chief prosecutor is willing […]
This is my all-time favorite comedy sketch about gun control.
Be careful out there tonight, folks … LMPD is conducting random checkpoints. If you get stopped and it doesn’t end well, you know who to call (that would be me)!
I guess this is what is meant by “leaving your mark on the world”… And props to Mr. Montgomery for a marvelous mug shot.
Today is September 11, 2013. Twelve years later I am still unable to really talk about my feelings, and the sadness is overwhelming even now. The loss of life and security is terrifying, but so is our loss of freedoms as Americans. I doubt the public even knows the extent of our government’s intrusion. But […]
Please check out this slideshow of Last Words of people about to be executed. What strikes me is that there are basically three versions of remarks in the slideshow: appealing to some higher/religious power; apologizing and/or accepting responsibility; and maintaining innocence. As to the religious statements, I am sure there are some people on death […]