Here is the ‘why’: Court records show Robinson has been arrested at least 13 times since 2009, mostly on theft, burglary and minor drug charges. Records also show he skipped multiple hearings.
Here is the what: Homer Wright says he won’t hesitate to buy another gun — or use it to defend himself or his South Side tavern. The 81-year-old Englewood man who shot a teen who allegedly had broken into his home said Monday he was happy that weapons charges against him were dropped, but he was annoyed that cops had seized his gun. Here is | Read More »
This is my last election, Obama told the Russians. After my election I have more flexibility.
An open microphone gave the world today some idea of what Barrack Husein Obama might do if unfettered by the need to run for re-election. Speaking with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev at the Seoul meetings of world leaders, our President addressed Russia’s hopes that we neuter the missile shield defenses planned for Europe. Not realizing he was on live mike, our President told Medvedev for | Read More »
Behind Dartmouth’s fraternity hazing charges
Perhaps you have read of hazing charges at a Dartmouth fraternity. Here, from the student newspaper, www.thedartmouth.com, is the case The Undergraduate Judicial Affairs Office has charged 27 members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity with hazing violations during the fall 2011 pledge term, charges that could lead to the students’ suspension or permanent separation from the College if they are found responsible, according to SAE | Read More »
Mother shoots intruder to protect baby
I tried finding the following story on NYTimes.com BLANCHARD, OK., (Indiana’s NewsCenter)— 18 year old Sarah McKinley said she did what she had to do to protect her new baby The recently widowed mom killed an intruder on New Year’s Eve after a 911 operator told her, “Do what you have to do to protect your baby.” Sarah McKinley, who was alone with her 3-month-old | Read More »
I stand with Tim Tebow
In this week’s stand-off between Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and Stamford, CT Conservative Rabbi Joshua Hammerman, I stand with the Tebows. In a blog posting on Jewish Week,Hammerman wrote: “Tebow’s mother, a Baptist missionary, became comatose during her pregnancy and was saved by drugs that nearly killed the fetus. Doctors anticipated a stillbirth and recommended termination to protect her life, but Tim’s mother refused | Read More »
Dear NYT: Why don’t you cover some social spending by adding to your $2B debt?
Dear NY Times, Your feature today entitled “Aid for Child Care Drops When It Is Needed Most” is much appreciated. As you note, Christian Griffith, chief consultant of the California Assembly Budget Committee, said the state cut $335 million in child care financing this year, and with hundreds of millions in cuts to other public services — courts, schools and the public university system — | Read More »
Teenagers and children can’t wait. Time for grownups to take over.
Five days ago, I wrote a snarky little item here suggesting that troubles at Chicago based MF Global brokers could represent one more failure for former NJ Governor Jon S. Corzine. I didn’t know or care whether MF would file or escape bankruptcy proceedings. It was pretty clear even then that stockholders of the firm would face harsh consequences. What was unfathomable less than a | Read More »
One more Corzine failure
What do you call a financial company leveraged 11 to one, and making money? How about JP Morgan Chase, with $1,941 billions of liabilities supported by its assets and also $176 billion of equity. What do you call a financial company leveraged 32 to one, uncertain as to whether there is a tomorrow? How about: one more failure of former NJ Governor John Corzine? After | Read More »
I hope it takes longer for morticians to remove the shells than it took doctors to remove the ball bearings
I’m still having trouble with the bombing of a Monroe, Michigan lawyer. I just can’t get my arms around what kind of an American would put an improvised explosive device under the passenger seat of a car taking two boys to a football practice. This from the NY Daily News: Erik G. Chappell was driving his sons to football practice late Tuesday afternoon when a | Read More »
A car bombing in Monroe, Michigan
Eric Chappell looks like he once played football or basketball. One might describe him as clean cut, well chiseled. I think he told me he had once been an FBI agent. A lawyer, he superbly represented me several years ago. It was with shock and anger that I saw the following in Free Press today: Erik Chappell is a respected lawyer who practices in Michigan | Read More »