Tag Archives: Editorials
Now Bill Maher says he wants to see Donald Trumps’s long form birth certificate. That actually is a good comeback, referring as it does to Trump’s similar demand of Barack Obama, but it still doesn’t change my mind about this case (and I know, Trump, Maher and I are probably … Continue reading
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
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
Legislator Wants Rape Victims to be Required to Carry Babies to Term, So the Fetus Can Be Used As Evidence
Tampering with evidence shall include procuring or facilitating an abortion, or coercing or compelling another to obtain an abortion, of a fetus that is the result of criminal sexual penetration or incest with the intent to destroy evidence of the crime -New Mexico House Bill 206, introduced Wednesday by State … Continue reading
I thought this one needed a “landing page”: the article is of a sexual nature, the accompanying illustration might offend, and I’ll be allowing more latitude than normal in your responses. I trust you all to remember that there are more proper and less proper words to express anything you … Continue reading
Should psychiatrists (and other mental health professionals) be required to report to the government (without exception) any patients with homicidal or suicidal impulses?
This is a provision of New York State’s sweeping new gun law, passed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings (and of course inspired as well by other high-profile shootings, such as last year’s attack at the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre, and the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman … Continue reading
Was Drew Peterson Cheated Out of a Fair Trial Because He and His Attorney Alienated the Jurors By Acting Like Complete Jerks in the Years Leading Up To His Trial?
According to David Pielet, Drew Peterson’s current attorney, Joel Brodsky, Peterson’s former attorney, encouraged Peterson’s extraordinarily tasteless frat-boy antics (such as the Win A Valentine’s Day Date With Drew contest), motivated by Brodsky’s own question for publicity (thereby creating a conflict of interest). Peterson, who was found guilty this past … Continue reading
Update: The French court has ruled in favor of Prince William and Kate, ordering the French magazine Closer not to publish any more of the photos, and to turn over all copies of the photos to the Royals. Of course some of them have already been published, and the photos … Continue reading