Archive for September 2010

Disgusting Police Violence

From More Adventures In Police Professionalism by Radley Balko: U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson recently awarded Barron Bowling $830,000 for the beating he suffered at the hands of DEA Agent Timothy McCue. McCue and Bowling got into an accident in Kansas City, Kansas, after which McCue emerged from his car, gun drawn, and beat the…

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Claire Berlinski On Why Margaret Thatcher Matters

The video of Glenn Reynolds interview of Claire Berlinksi at PJTV [Reynolds video no longer available but see the video below, TeeJaw 6-3-2012] is well worth watching. It’s about 12 minutes. Berlinski wrote There is No Alternative: Why Margaret Thatcher Matters. I read it when it was first published and I couldn’t recommend it more. If you like Margaret…

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Gloria Allred Has Done Meg Whitman a Favor

Celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred is after Meg Whitman for firing her housekeeper when she learned the housekeeper is illegally in the United States. Allred gave a press conference showing a tearful women who apparently is the former housekeeper. This is, of course, an Allred stunt to help Jerry Brown and hurt Whitman’s chances to become…

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Obituary of Mr. Unsworth of Rome, Georgia

One can get a glimpse of human mortality make a connection of sort with those who have passed into it by visiting cemeteries and reading obituaries. Lives that are gone leave their larger legacy on those who knew them, or to the world if they happened to be famous, at least until the fame is…

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Colorado Gubernatorial Candidate Dan Maes A Fired Cop

Republican candidate for governor of Colorado Dan Maes was fired from the Liberal, Kansas police force in 1985 for revealing confidential information about a criminal investigation to his girlfriend. It was her family that was being investigated for running an illegal bookmaking operation. The Denver Post printed the story yesterday. It appears that Maes also…

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Prosecutorial Injustice in the Criminal Justice System

In 1978, Curtis McGhee and Terry Harrington were convicted of murdering a retired police officer in Pottawattamie County, Iowa and sentenced to life in prison. Twenty-five years later, the release of new files in the cases revealed that prosecutors had fabricated the testimony of a lead witness at their trials and failed to disclose evidence…

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Just 38% Of Voters Say They Would Vote To Re-Elect Obama In 2012

According to the latest POLITICO / George Washington University Battleground Poll. A significant majority of voters are considering voting against President Barack Obama in the 2012 election, expressing sour views of his new health care law and deep skepticism about his ability to create jobs and grow the sluggish economy… To be fair, voters need…

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Coates Testimony Reveals Justice Department Policy Never to Prosecute Voting Rights Violations When Victims Are White

Former Justice Department Prosecutor Christopher Coates revealed in his testimony yesterday before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission that the Obama Justice Department policy is to never bring prosecutions under the Voting Rights Act of 1965 whenever the perpetrators are race or language minorities and the victims are white. It was this policy which led to…

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The Tea Party Explained

J.R. Dunn at The American Thinker: The organization of the Tea Parties, and the effects produced by that organization, are emergent properties, rising out of nowhere with no planning, forethought, or external input, coming into being solely as a result of the exploitation of the available technological substrate by individuals and small groups. And yet…

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DA Throws Out 79 DUI Cases Due To False Police Reports

Fox40 News in Sacramento reports: Sacramento District Attorney Jan Scully announced Friday morning that she is dismissing 79 criminal cases, mostly DUI cases in which a former Sacramento Police officer falsified reports. The dismissal of the cases in a result of a lengthy investigation of over 200 cases of arrests made by former Sacramento Police…

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About That Deficit Obama Says He “Inherited”

In February, 2010 Obama made the following remarks, which have been repeated in speech after speech since then: Ten years ago we had a budget surplus of more than $200 billion with projected surpluses stretching out toward the horizon. Yet over the course of the past ten years the previous administration and previous Congresses created…

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A Tale of Government Making A Mess With Sharp Teeth And A Long Tail

Government Intervention Gone Awry A few years ago, officials in Brooklyn, New York came up with a seemingly brilliant idea to deal with the rat-infestation problem in their borough: release opossums into the neighborhood to eat the rats. Once the rat population disappeared, officials surmised, the opossums would have nothing to eat and would disappear…

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