Monday, August 31, 2015

sheriffs-deputy-darren-goforth.jpg Shannon J. Miles allegedly gunned down Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth without any warning or reason at a Chevron gas station.  The Houston Sheriff deputy died from the bullet wounds.  Miles is charged with capital murder.  Miles has a criminal record going back a decade. Despite the record, Miles spent little time actually in jail.  Why?
Shannon J. Miles, past record includes convictions for resisting arrest and disorderly conduct with a firearm, yet he served little jail time.  Allegedly, Miles criminal behavior may have been mistakenly fueled by "Black Lives Matter" program.  The attack was unprovoked. The death of Darren Goforth, a 10-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office reminds us that all lives matter.
This country has problems and it goes beyond President Obama changing the name of Mt. McKinley, signing a bad deal with Iran, or resuming relationships with Cuba.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


41- year-old Vester Flanagan was a publicity seeking coward.  He snuck up behind journalist Alison Parker and cameraman, Adam Ward and fatally shot them.  Sick Vester Flanagan filmed the murder and then posted the film on twitter.  Another woman was also shot but fortunately she survived. Flanagan on the other hand took his own life after trying to flee the police in a high speed chase.

Social media posts by Flanagan demonstrate his brazen insanity and lack of remorse.  This trend of cold blooded murders must be stopped.  Banning publicity of these heinous crimes may be a step in the right direction. Alison Parker was 24.  Cameraman Adam Ward was 27.  Both Parker and Ward deserved much better.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Jared the Subway Guy A Sub Par Person? ~by Legal Pub

Jared Fogle had a nice run with Subway. He was the go to guy for marketing.  It appears, however, that Jared was also inappropriately running after minors with less than pure intentions.  Jared is accused of paying for sex acts with minors and receiving child pornography that was allegedly produced by Russell Taylor, the former director of his charitable foundation whose goal was to educate the population about childhood obesity.  Federal prosecutors are taking the charges very seriously.  Allegations accuse Fogle of possessing pornography that included at least 12 minors.  If convicted, Fogle could serve 5 to 12 years in prison.

A count in the information alleges engaging in sex with a minor and distribution and receipt of child pornography- not minor accusations! At this point, while Fogle is innocent until proven guilty, it is believed that Jared's Attorney, Ron Elberger, has already reached a deal with the prosecution which guarantees at least a five year sentence with not more than a 12 year,  month sentence for Jared.  The deal, if accepted, also requires Fogle to pay $100,000 dollars in restitution to each of the 14 victims.  Good old Jared will also be required to join the club of registered sex offenders and undergo treatment for sexual disorders.  Jared is 37 years-old, married man who lives in Zionsville, Indiana.

One of the alleged victims was apparently a 17 year-old girl from New York who met Jared in his Ritz Carlton Hotel room. More offensive is that Jared Fogle allegedly sent texts soliciting access to minors as young as 14 or 15.

As large 200 pound drop in Jared's weight from eating Subway can't possible match the size of the fall from grace that Jared has brought upon himself.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tom Brady Appeals NFL Suspension ~by Legal Pub

Brady just does not accept defeat on or off the football field. The 457 page transcript  from the June 22, 2015 hearing is being made public despite initial reports that it would be kept confidential. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman removed any doubt that the transcript is available to the public who may be interested in the NFLP-NFL litigation.  In the questioning, Brady denied any involvement in deflating footballs in the AFC Championship game with the Colts.

Brady did admit that he let Patriot assistants know that he preferred footballs at 12.5 psi (NFL rules provide that balls shall be within the range of 12.5 and 13.5 psi.)
If Brady was not involved in the under-inflation of the footballs, he could still be in trouble if he failed to cooperate with the NFL.  Brady destroyed his cell phone; however, there does not appear to be a requirement in the collective bargaining agreement that requires a player to turn over his cell phone to the NFL.  So should Tom Brady's suspension be lifted?  Patriot opponents probably hope not.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Officer Ray Tensing Charged With Murdering Samuel DuBose ~by Legal Pub

University of Cincinnati police officer, Ray Tensing, has been charged with the murder of Samuel DuBose which occurred during a traffic stop. Samuel DuBose was a 43 years old African-American man who was pulled over because his front license plate was missing. .
Reports from the video footage leave viewers wondering why a weapon was discharged. Tensing has plead not guilty to charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter.  Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said that officers "have to be held accountable."   Mayor John Cranley said the way officials have handled the case could make Cincinnati a model for "the pursuit of justice."
Tensing may himself be a victim of inexperience.  The 25 year-old cop had only worked for the University of Cincinnati a little more than a year.  He had a UC degree in criminal justice and a little experience working for another department, hardly a seasoned veteran. Nevertheless, common sense dictates restraint when dealing with an unarmed man. Tensing's attorney, Stewart Mathews, said his client did not intend to kill DuBose and has plead not guilty.
As with any suspect, Tensing, is to be considered innocent unless otherwise proven in a court of law.


Monday, July 27, 2015

President Obama returns home, not to Chicago but to Kenya. Our President discussed corruption, gay rights and terrorism intermixed with fond memories of his family ties to the Kenya nation. "There are cousins and uncles and aunties that show up that you didn't know existed, but you're always happy to meet. There were lengthy explanations in some cases of the connections," described the President as he summarized his visit to the Eastern African nation. 

Before the speech, some Kenyan politicians warned the President that overtures on gay rights would not be welcome in Kenya where gay sex can lend you up to 14 years in jail.  (Where it is probably easier for a gay person to get a date, right?)  Nevertheless, our President lecture on gay rights and freedom despite a handful of protesters.

Monday, July 20, 2015

It's Back to School Time, Even in the Middle East ~by Legal Pub

As summer comes to a scorching end, our thoughts return to school days soon approaching. Teaching is a part of Middle Eastern agenda as well; however, the subjects differ. Reports out of Turkey show IS (Islamic State) trainers teaching children about beheadings.  After being shown videos, the school children get the opportunity to practice the technique by cutting the head off of dolls.  A 14 year old shared with the Associated Press, " they taught me how to hold the sword, and they told me how to hit. They told me it was the head of the infidels." 
In this photo released on Jan. 11, 2015, by a militant website, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, an Islamic State militant, center, holds plastic bags full of stationery and other gifts as he distributes them to Iraqi young students, at a school classroom, in Mosul, northern Iraq. Across its territory, IS now runs the schools and some parents in IS-run areas take their children out of schools to avoid IS indoctrination.

Back to school for the extremists is an attempt to build a new generation of militants, according to the AP.  Gifts, threats and brainwashing seem to all be part of the curriculum.  Children can graduate to become kidnappers, killers and suicide bombers. An IS video demonstrated 25 children executing 25 captured Syrian soldiers.  By infusing children with extremist doctrine, IS is able to clone young minds into extreme fighters.  Using the caliphate, a historic form of Islamic rule that the vast majority of Muslims reject, IS is able to promote violence.  Calisthenics and jihad studies prepare the young children for "the coming days God Almighty can put them in the front lines to battle the infidels."   The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that there are at least 1,100 Syrian children who have joined IS this year. 52 were reportedly killed in fighting, including eight suicide bombers.   
What will European and Western Children learn this year?  While it may be anyone's guess, one sincerely doubts hatred and violence will be regular subjects.