Tweet I did my duty as a citizen today, when I left bright and early and headed up to the local courthouse. Although it was a profoundly boring day, it was also an interesting experience. You see, despite many years of lawyering, I’ve never sat on a jury, nor have I ever been part of [...]
Tag Archive 'Crime and punishment'
Tweet If it wasn’t in a news story, I’d actually think that this was an O. Henry story, because the ending is such a twist. You see, it all started when a young man, walking down a dark street at night was mugged and robbed at gunpoint: A Milwaukee Army reservist’s military identification earned him [...]
Tweet Aside from being unconstitutional, I somehow doubt that the following is a winning formula as far as the American voter is concerned: PELOSI: Buy a $15,000 Policy or Go to Jail JCT Confirms Failure to Comply with Democrats’ Mandate Can Lead to 5 Years in Jail Friday, November 06, 2009 Today, Ranking Member of [...]
Tweet The other day, the Daily Mail ran an article about the exponential increase in stranger attacks in England, a byproduct of the public drunkenness that is increasing at an even faster rate than the violence. I still remember when England was a remarkably safe, clean little country, except in the worst neighborhoods of the [...]
Tweet If there was ever an example of misguided compassion, this story out of Britain must rank at the top of the list: A psychopathic Satanist, given a ‘life means life’ sentence for strangling his cellmate whilst already serving life for murder, has had that cut to 20 years on appeal in order ‘to give [...]
Tweet A convicted murder who raped and murdered two girls in the 1980s is fighting execution on the ground that, because he is so fat, his veins are bad and it will be hard to get the right dosage for the lethal injection. He also contends that his migraine medicine will make him resistant to [...]
Tweet News from Iran (emphasis mine): “Thirty people convicted of murder, drug trafficking, illegal relationships… will be executed on Sunday at dawn,” the Aftab newspaper quoted Tehran’s prosecutor office as saying. Illegal relationships would be rape, adultery or homosexuality.
Tweet In a bizarre act of unexpected intelligence, the British government passed a law allowing Brits to defend themselves in their own homes (and on the streets) without fear of reprisal — not from the burglars within, but from the government forces without: Home owners and “have-a go-heroes” have for the first time been given [...]
Tweet Back in 1989, Bay Area locals were stunned to learn of a horrific massacre up in Sonoma County: [Ramon] Salcido, now 47, used a gun and knife to murder his wife, Angela Richards Salcido, 24; their daughters, 4-year-old Sofia and 22-month-old Teresa; his mother-in-law, Marion Richards, 47; her daughters, 12-year-old Ruth and 8-year-old Maria; [...]
Tweet The alternative title for this post would have been: You’re in prison, not a hotel. From Best of the Web Today: He Wouldn’t Hurt a Fly Henry Boateng is an inmate in a Massachusetts State prison. He went to court arguing that his rights were being violated. Yesterday, a federal judge agreed: Boateng, who [...]
Tweet Here’s the headline: “Judge admits mistake in kicking whites out of court.” Upon reading that headline, I assumed that this was going to be the familiar story about some crackpot anti-white judge who issued a ruling, a la the Jeremiah White mode of thinking, that blacks can’t get a fair trial with whites around. [...]
Tweet I blogged yesterday about law enforcement run amok, in connection with the decision to prosecute a mother who left a sleeping child in the car, while she walked a few feet away — something every mother in the world has done. As you may recall, I was quite heated in expounding upon the idiocy [...]
Tweet Dennis Prager often states that being kind to violent criminals almost inevitably means being unkind to their future victims. Now, I don’t know whether the two men whose criminal records are described below walked off lightly because of liberal criminal policies or the overload of the criminal justice system, but they certainly had bad [...]