Tagged: Crime

Italy Exists To Make Me Thankful For Fair Prosecutors … Like Mike Nifong

Seven Italian seismologists are facing manslaughter charges, for failure to predict an earthquake. Victoria University Geophysics Professor Euan Smith says a conviction would be “outrageous and unjust”, and earthquake prediction isn't possible to that degree of accuracy. No, it would be business as usual in Italy, where members...

Trust In The Devil

Conservatives, we are told, oppose big government and mistrust government in general. Liberals, on the other hand, love them some big government. Given a sufficiently generic and uncritical definition of "conservative" and "liberal", that might be true — on some issues. "Conservatives" definitely tend to oppose government intrusion...

A Laudable Formula, But It's Missing Some Variables

Missouri to Judges:  Do you have any idea what it costs to put these people in jail? Judges to Missouri: Actually, we didn't. When judges here [St. Louis] sentence convicted criminals, a new and unusual variable is available for them to consider: what a given punishment will cost...

Dead Men Rotting

Audit concludes 230 cases investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation were tainted. The North Carolina justice system shook Wednesday as an audit commissioned by Attorney General Roy Cooper revealed that the State Bureau of Investigation withheld or distorted evidence in more than 200 cases at...

So Many Horror Stories, So Little Time

Things I've wanted to write about this week, but haven't been able to hit.  Fortunately, they've been well handled by other bloggers: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Sharon Keller, whose neglect of her responsibilities killed a man, had her removal hearing.  Grits for Breakfast covered it. We...

Yet Who Would Have Thought The Old Dog To Have So Much Blood In Him?

If you want a textbook case of what's wrong with the drug war, look no further than Marietta Robinson's bathroom. Full disclosure:  I take everything Ms. Robinson has to say on faith.  Why?  Because Marietta Robinson has never lied to me. Marietta Robinson, to my knowledge, has never...

Everything I Know About The Police I Learned From Raymond Chandler

Or was it James Ellroy?  It was definitely James Ellroy. A Los Angeles County sheriff's detective is the subject of an internal investigation looking into accusations that he had an affair with a woman whose husband he had investigated and helped prosecute for allegedly threatening her. The department...

Embarrass A Cop In Maryland? That'll Be Five Years In Jail.

Anthony Graber of Harford County Maryland is a reckless jerk.  He drives his motorcycle at high speeds on I-95, popping wheelies. He was arrested for this.  He should lose his drivers license. Joseph Cassilly, the State's Attorney of Harford County Maryland, is a vindictive little man and a...

How Many Potential Felonies?

Can you spot on this website? I particularly like the site's disclaimer, as applied to the fake auto insurance card, the fake medical evaluation form, and the fake state summons form or jury duty excuse letter: The products of NoveltyExcuses.com cannot be used for any illegal purpose. …...