Category Archives: Polls
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.
Jennifer O’Brien, a New Jersey first grade teacher, has been fired for writing on her Facebook page “I’m not a teacher — I’m a warden for future criminals,” and that her students should take part in a “scared straight” program. She’d intended the posts to be read only by her … Continue reading
“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
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
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
You really do have to wonder why this hasn’t come up before. The specifics of the case currently making its way through the Canadian courts aren’t really important here, but here they are. Bottom line: In Canada, paid parental leave is a government-guaranteed right. In this particular case, the Federal … Continue reading
Gay Guy, the Empire State Building Shootings, the Bad Road Defense, Raffling Off Assault Rifles, and the Science of Sex Abuse
Man Sues Georgia for Not Allowing Him to Have a Vanity License Plate Reading ”Gay Guy”. Okay, I understand the principle of the thing, really I do… but in the real world, when you have to park your car out in public every day unprotected from the thousands of people … Continue reading
First of all, let me get this off my chest: it really bugs me when the media refers to this as a “soda ban.” It’s a ban on the sale of soda in cups larger than 16oz, or a restriction on soda sales, but not a “soda ban.” Okay, end … Continue reading