Tag Archive: Law/Crime

I Heard That

Good (warning: auto-play audio at that link):

In a major victory for murder suspect George Zimmerman, a judge Saturday ruled that prosecutors may not put on the witness stand two state audio experts who say the voice heard screaming for help on a 911 call was someone other than Zimmerman.

Those screams, recorded while Zimmerman was fighting with 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, are the most dramatic piece of evidence in the high-profile murder case.

Zimmerman, a

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A Cheeky Decision from SCOTUS

Hmmm:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that police don’t need a search warrant before they open your mouth and take a swab of DNA.

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that DNA swabs are a “legitimate police booking procedure” that is allowed under the Constitution just like fingerprinting and mugshots.
The court’s swing voter Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, which said DNA identification has become an important tool to

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The Law is the Law

I want to address a point that came up in our discussion of the the Kaitlyn Hunt case last week (which is turning out to be a little more complicated than my initial post). No one questions that Kaitlyn was in literal violation of the law. She was an 18-year-old who has sexual contact with a 14-year-old, which is illegal in Florida (and most other states). So shouldn’t we enforce the law? Whatever we may … Read more

Past Practices, Irrelevant

I am usually a strong advocate of our judicial system. Having been a part of that system for the better part of my life I have (mostly) felt that the system has worked. The Sixth Amendment speaks to the need for a fair trial and it assures those accused certain requirements that the state must meet. The system is not perfect, since those implementing the system are flawed, but the pendulum has always swung farther … Read more

Kiss The Girls

And make them cry:

Kaitlyn Hunt, an 18-year-old high school student in Sebastian, Fla., is facing charges and has been expelled from school for having a same-sex relationship with a 15-year-old classmate, CBS Tampa Bay reports.

Hunt is charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 years of age after the other girl’s parents called authorities when Hunt, a senior at Sebastian River High School, turned 18,

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The Good Guys Win, When We Try

You remember Kiera Wilmot, the Florida student who was expelled because she was fooling around with chemicals and unintentionally created an explosion? The one who was facing criminal charges?

Great news. Not only have the authorities dropped the charges, two Crowdtilt campaigns have raised $2500 to send her and her sister to space camp and another $8000 to help with their legal expense (which have apparently been quite heavy). The school has yet to … Read more

She Said Don’t Hand Me No Lines and Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Those of you who went to college in the 90′s might remember Antioch College’s bizarre sexual assault policy. Conceived by campus activists on a late-night political correctness bender, this policy stated that verbal consent was required for any and all sexual activity. Interpreted strictly, this meant that if you did not ask your girlfriend of four years if it was OK to take off her bra, you were potentially guilty of sexual assault and … Read more

Gosnell Convicted

After week of absolutely wrenching testimony, Kermit Gosnell was convicted of three counts of first degree murder for killing viable babies. I’ve blogged on this before and said all I had to say on it. The verdict here is imminently just even if NARAL is still trying to pretend this was only about victimized women.

I do hope that one of the things that will emerge from here is better regulation of abortion clinics. My … Read more

Professor Killer

You’re not going to fucking believe this:

Former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin — who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard — now holds a prestigious adjunct professorship at Columbia University’s School of Social Work, The Post has learned.

Boudin, 69, this year won another academic laurel — being named the Sheinberg Scholar-in-Residence at NYU Law School, where last month she gave a

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A study that gets it wrong because they are hacks.

The other day CNN amongst a trove of other LSM gun grabbing agenda pushers where touting the idiotically flawed study by a partisan gun grabbing bunch of hacks as proof that more gun laws result in fewer deaths. Of course the problem is that the study was rigged to find those preordained conclusions.

For example, the study portends to look at all 50 states but conveniently ignores the District of Columbia. That’s not a flaw, … Read more

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