Category Archives: News
A man is on trial for puncturing another man’s eye with a key during a fight outside a Philadelphia bar. The victim is on the stand, testifying, when his prosthetic eye suddenly pops out and falls into his hand. (What the judge decided) For links to CJA posts as soon … Continue reading
How Many Gun-Related Deaths Has the United States Seen in the Eight Weeks Following the Newtown, Connecticut Shootings?
The answer For links to CJA posts as soon as they go online, as well as Facebook-only content, please “like” us (using the button on the upper right-hand portion of this page). This article, and all articles on this site, are © 2013 by Bill Bickel unless otherwise noted.
“I think that when a child is trying to save the world, I don’t think he should be punished for it” -Mandy Watkins, mother of Colorado second-grader Alex Evans During recess, Alex threw an imaginary hand grenade into a box full of “pretend evil forces.” You’d think school officials would … Continue reading
A New Jersey high school sophomore is facing harassment charges after she took a photo of two black students and posted it on Twitter along with a racist remark. We’re at an informational disadvantage here since because of both her age and the nature of the remark, very few details … Continue reading
”Hello. My Name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to Fly”: Tuesday Morning Miscellany, February 5, 2013
Possibly the Most Unusual Murder Weapon Ever: And probably the first time CJA has added an adult advisory for a story about attempted killing Trying to cure you friend’s hiccups by pretending the gun you’re firing at him is loaded with real bullets is all great fun until… Will the … Continue reading
February 4, 2013: After Bill Maher missed Trump’s noon deadline to pay up the $5 million, Trump filed the threatened lawsuit against him. As much as I dislike Donald Trump (though presumably not as much as Bill Maher does), if this does go to trial, I’ll be siding with The … Continue reading
The NFL takes this very seriously
In an interview appearing in the latest issue of People magazine, on sale Friday, John Ramsey dismisses the news as “just more drama” — which seems to me a somewhat odd reaction to “a grand jury thought there was sufficient evidence to prosecute you and your wife for the murder … Continue reading
Speaking of cola drinks and race (as we did earlier this week)… Arab-American groups are calling for this video to be pulled before it airs on the Super Bowl Sunday: “The Coke commercial for the Super Ball is racist, portraying Arabs as backward and foolish Camel Jockeys, and they have … Continue reading