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Comment on: 'Government drops defense of anti-gay-marriage law'
Posted 02/23/2011 01:08:25 EST
Enforce laws, yes. But that doesn't answer what happens when a law is declared unconstitutional. Is failing to appeal a decision declaring a law unconstitutional failure to enforce the law? A more com more »
Comment on: 'Jury acquits Pa. man who uses wiry hair defense'
Posted 02/21/2011 09:18:00 EST
Wiry hair defense?Misidentification, if you insist on technicality.Or just the "he doesn't look like me" defense. more »
Comment on: Ruling may make it harder to keep some repeat drunk drivers off the road
Posted 02/17/2011 02:42:06 EST
"James R. Milkey must be a boozer too, as are all lawmakers and judges - which is why there will never be justice. Screw the victims." "Whatever... as usual, repeat offenders continue to get a free pa more »
Comment on: 'Braintree police display haul from raid'
Posted 02/10/2011 12:40:54 EST
That's how much they reported seizing. I'd like to see how much they actually seized. Also, it would be nice if they drug tested all cops involved in a raid one week and then one month afterwards. Too more »
Comment on: 'California man killed by armed bird at cockfight'
Posted 02/08/2011 11:49:39 EST
Sever your femoral artery and you've got a few minutes. more »
Comment on: 'Conn. man asks cops about growing pot, is arrested'
Posted 02/04/2011 06:02:23 EST
I wouldn't believe it, except 911 turret calls are taped (ie, easy defense win if false).What an incredible idiot, asking if growing pot is legal! more »
Comment on: Shrink the drug-free zones around schools - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/01/2011 11:09:53 EST
>>t's naive of the governor to present "School Zone" violators as being non-violent victims of harsh laws. An examination of their CORI's will tell you otherwise<< So basically, if you have ever commi more »
Comment on: 'Patrick proposal to shrink drug-free school zones draws fire'
Posted 01/28/2011 08:45:50 EST
The point is that it is unfair to treat defendants differently simply because they live in Boston: All of Boston is a school zone under the 1,000 foot rule. more »
Comment on: 'Missing pedigreed cat turns up -- neutered'
Posted 01/27/2011 03:07:17 EST
Male cats that haven't been neutered tend to mark everything as their territory. With urine.Perhaps a neighbor got sick of it? more »
Comment on: 'Patrick’
Posted 01/26/2011 09:41:31 EST
Everyone who is opposed to this plan: I strongly urge you to contact your representative and express your reasons for opposing this. You may find your rep. here: http://www.malegislature.gov/People/Fi more »
Comment on: After%20bitter%20cold%2C%20snowstorm%20waits%20in%20the%20wings
Posted 01/24/2011 07:20:16 EST
See now this is what I remember about Boston winters. more »
Comment on: 'Patrick wants to end use of private attorneys for public defense'
Posted 01/24/2011 12:16:50 EST
In another part of Scotty69âs absurd post, he wrote: â4. CPCS pay rates to private attorneys are exorbitant. They are paid by the hour as opposed to a flat rate, which is what most attorneys charg more »
Posted 01/24/2011 11:44:45 EST
Ah, Scotty. We went through this the prosecutors suddenly became concerned about the taxpayer, and therefore went to the hill to honorably demand that their courtroom opponents be de-funded. (Again, I more »
Posted 01/24/2011 11:16:07 EST
>>Just so you know...think a lawyer would ever do that?<<They do do it. It's called pro-bono. What is this assumption that all lawyers are evil? more »
Posted 01/24/2011 11:07:45 EST
Right, Hackism. Cap: 1800 hours. You hit the cap, neither you nor your associates can bill on cases. Which brings me to another point: Associates. In order to save the taxpayers money, the attorneys h more »
Posted 01/24/2011 10:32:40 EST
User Image boazrg wrote: Just what Massachusetts needs! Another thousand well compensated state employees on the payroll! __________________________________________________________ Let's review that c more »
Posted 01/24/2011 10:23:58 EST
If prosecutors are overworked, the solution is to hire more prosecutors and/or not prosecute the truly weak charges. The only way one can see slashing the defense budget as a solution to prosecutors' more »
Posted 01/24/2011 10:22:06 EST
This article omits a few things, as did the article(s) surrounding the last time the prosecutors went to the hill to demand their opponents' funding be cut (all in the interest of making sure we put t more »
Comment on: 'What's your sign? Minn. prof suggests it's off'
Posted 01/14/2011 12:54:01 EST
I have to shake my head when I read things on this subject. Half the human race still believes in magic! more »
Comment on: 'Uninsured in Mass. face higher penalties in 2011'
Posted 12/30/2010 04:18:10 EST
A perfectly healthy 27 year old buying bare-bones insurance past something like $350-$400/month on the private market. And the cutoff is $32,500? What a joke. 1/4 or 1/5 of after-tax income, for healt more »
Comment on: 'Workers had just declared lift unsafe, resort says'
Posted 12/30/2010 10:18:34 EST
"remain" might be the wrong word to use there. more »
Comment on: Man%20charged%20with%20bringing%20ammunition%20aboard%20Boston-Miami%20flight
Posted 12/29/2010 07:28:24 EST
If TSA does not scan all baggage, we should not allow them to feel us up. If we're willing to give up privacy to that extent to make ourselves safe, we should make sure that forfeiture of lesser degre more »
Comment on: 'Yarn that was named 2010's top lie wasn't original'
Posted 12/29/2010 03:54:54 EST
Sounds like a Stephen Wright line. more »
Comment on: 'NC store owner loses $400,000 white Christmas bet'
Posted 12/29/2010 03:53:57 EST
"Perry says the total payout for customers will be around $400,000. He says he paid for an insurance policy that w" I must be missing something. Insurance? What insurance covers an insured's gambling more »