HOW STUPID CAN YOU GET–NO. 7 or HOW HUNGRY CAN YOU GET– NO.1

Antonio Judd of Worcester, Massachusetts flashed a pellet gun at a man in a park. He stole a hot dog from the man. According to an article in Seattlepi.com Judd devoured the hot dog and spilled mustard all over himself. The article says that when he was arrested he had a pellet gun and a knife (for cutting the hot dog?) on him but it doesn’t say whether his shirt was covered with mustard. Judd is now spending eighteen months […] Read more »

POLAND MOVES TOWARDS MANDATORY CHEMICAL CASTRATION FOR SEX OFFENDERS

The Lower house of Poland’s Parliament approved mandatory chemical castration upon release from prison for anyone convicted of raping a child under 15 or a close relative. Passage by the upper house of the Parliament is expected. Mandatory castration has been a major goal of Prime Minister David Tusk who calls pedophiles, “degenerates.” When the issue of human rights is raised he says that he does not believe “one can use the term ‘human’ for such individuals, such creatures. Therefore […] Read more »

WHERE’S THE CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN

As we all know the government has a policy of wiretapping suspected terrorist group without getting court mandated approval. The wiretapping is super secret. Those who are wiretapped are not told even after the wiretapping is finished. We only know about the policy since George Bush admitted the existence of the wiretaps in 2005. The wiretaps, performed without judicial authority are probably illegal. Does the government stop using such wiretaps because I or numerous experts say it illegal–NO. How do […] Read more »

SORRY

I’m sorry I did not get a post out today. The server went down which not only kept me from uploading my post but it also deleted half of the post that was ready to be uploaded. Read more »

WEAPONS CASE REVERSED FOR FAILURE OF GOVERNMENT TO SHOW POSSESSION

Dawnya Grice made two 911 calls on February 15, 2007. In the first she said that her boyfriend Terrence L. Katz had threatened her and she had left her apartment to get away from him. On request she told the operator that he did not have a weapon. In the second call she said he had left the apartment and he had a gun and it looked like he was carrying it in his pants. He was detained and no […] Read more »

TENTH CIRCUIT UPHOLDS CONVICTION DESPITE CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATION AND ILLEGAL EVIDENCE

The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Manuel Roach despite the lack of probable cause to support the search warrant for his girlfriend’s house and despite the judge’s failure to determine whether or not the expert had sufficient knowledge to testify about gang culture. On appeal the defendant objected to the search of this girlfriend’s house on the two grounds. First he said that there was not probable cause to support the search warrant. Second he said […] Read more »

CELL PHONE VIDEO PROVES INNOCENCE OF YOUNG MEN ACCUSED OF RAPING HOFSTRA STUDENT

Charges were dismissed against four men accused of raping a Hofstra student after a video taken on a cell phone proved that the woman was lying and that she had consensual sex with the men. After the video was shown, the student told the truth, and the charges were dismissed. The initial report to the police indicated that on Sunday the 15th one of the men was dancing with the woman on the Hofstra campus. He playfully took her cell […] Read more »

ETHICS TEXAS STYLE

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, the highest criminal appeals court in the state, refused to grant Charles D. Hood a new trial despite the fact that the judge and the prosecutor were having an affair. The affair had been rumored in Collin County, Texas for some time. But it was only confirmed last year when Hood’s attorney deposed the judge, Verla Sue Holland and the prosecutor, Thomas S. O’Connell, Jr. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that the […] Read more »

PITTSBURGH CITY COUNCIL ATTEMPTS TO CRIMINALIZE FIRST AMENDMENT ACTIVITES AT THE GROUP OF 20 SUMMIT

The Group of 20, which consists of the finance ministers and central bank directors of 19 of the economically most powerful nations and the European Union, is meeting in Pittsburgh next week. President Obama is hosting the meeting. Demonstrators from around the world will be present with varying goals including greater support for Third World Nations and opposition to the war. The Pittsburgh City Council passed a temporary ordinance prohibiting the possession of tools and other items, with the intent […] Read more »

FAILURE TO RAISE FRANKS ISSUE IN TRIAL COURT PREVENTS APPELLATE COURT REVIEW

The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of Edward Lee Smith due to trial counsel failure to make a Franks motion. A confidential informant told a Hennepin County (Minneapolis) detective that Smith was a leader of the Vice Lords gang and that he was selling drugs and guns from his residence. Detective Joe Poidinger did a computer search and confirmed the gang ties. He arranged but did not participate in a search of Smith’s garbage. In the garbage […] Read more »