January 30, 2010

Scooby doin' #003

Sexy spats
Tyler Blanski
Diverging Diamond
The Art of the Steal
Keynes vs. Hayek rap video
John Edwards' sneaky shit
Journalists' online portfolios
Man banished (exiled?) from Missouri town
Jim DeRogatis Q&A with Justice Dept. on Ticketmaster merger

The (police) eyes' lies
Last week I was a juror in the trial of a man accused of selling a $10 bag of heroin to an undercover police officer. At the end of the two days of testimony, I concluded that the defendant was guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. I also concluded that he should be acquitted.

Letter to Errol
A 4-page obituary
Rest in peace, anyway

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Blogger Chase said...

What a great grouping of links...and way to start it out with a bang.

January 30, 2010 at 1:24 AM 
Blogger Tony said...

Not since the Spatstache has my interest in spats been so high. Gimmick or not I'm enamored.

Also, on further review, it looks like the Blanski thing isn't an elaborate parody.

January 30, 2010 at 2:11 AM 
Blogger JHitts said...

I was actually afraid to open that at work when I saw it in the hopper. I thought it could be some weird fetish one of you has started.

January 30, 2010 at 3:01 AM 
Blogger Daniel Silliman said...

Thanks for the link.

Also, on banishing: I had a case where a guy who tried to bomb or threatened to bomb the courthouse was banned from the county, and the judge was very careful to explain that the county included the airport and the interstate. Interestingly, though, in Ga. law you can get exiled from a county, but not from all the counties at the same time. I have no idea why, but imagine there was once a county down in south Ga. full of banned men who didn't want to leave the state.

January 30, 2010 at 4:25 AM 
Blogger Tony said...

The banishment punishment reminds me of a case in Richmond recently. A slumlord was sentenced to spend home incarceration in one of his shitty unkempt houses. (Story

January 30, 2010 at 9:31 AM 

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