Tuesday, December 23rd, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
Convicted murderer Lee Boyd Malvo had his life spared by a Chesapeake jury; something that he did not do for his victims, and probably would not do if he had one of the jurists in the crosshairs of his rifle. If there was ever a case where an underaged perpetrator deserved the death penalty, this was the case. It is hard to express how disappointed I am in the verdict, and the Chesapeake jury. (Having grown up in Virginia Beach, I can say that there is no love lost for Chesapeake, any way.)
One consolation is that Virginia is not one of these fruity Californiastan states that gives people 6 life sentences and then lets them out in 10 years. Virginia abolished parole several years back, so unless there is a major change in the law, or a gubernatorial pardon or commutation, Malvo will die in jail. In Virginia, Life means Life.
Still, I’m sure it is little consolation to the next of kin of Malvo’s prey.
Friday, December 19th, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
As a native Virginian, reading this makes me beam with pride. Tell all those Texans what we lack in quantity we make up for in quality. Can you imagine this guy having been tried in Maryland?
Friday, December 12th, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
A pair of North Carolina spammers are facing felony charges in Virginia for sending out mass emails with AOL’s servers. Will this really make a dent in SPAM? Methinks not.
Thursday, December 11th, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
Twenty year old Jack Vu stands accused of a felony and faces up to five years in prison for taking photos up a ladies skirt in a Seattle area Safeway. Vu allegedly used one of those cell phone cameras to take snap shots up a young shopper’s dress.
Last September, the Washington state supreme court threw out the convictions of two men charged under the state’s voyerism law, because women don’t have a reasonable expectation of privacy when they wear skirts in public.
Wednesday, December 10th, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
It looks like Bobby Brown may be in trouble again.
Friday, December 5th, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
This guy became a believer, shortly after he nabbed a Salvation Army donation pot.
Edward Sanders, 40, grabbed the pot Tuesday and pulled it away after a short struggle with volunteer Patricia Parra, a 60-year-old woman who suffers from cerebral palsy, said South Tucson police Sgt. Dan Snyder.
As Sanders started to run away, he was struck by a Honda sedan and police captured him.
Sanders was treated and released, and arrested on suspicion of robbery.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
Is anyone taking odds on how long it will take for the lawsuit to be filed? I watched the video footage of Nathaniel Jones confrontation with the police twice. I have to admit that I agree with the Mayor’s initial assessment that it clearly shows “a 400-pound man violently attacking a police officer in a manner that put the lives of police officers at risk”.
Personally, I’ve always advocated tough treatment of criminals, and I don’t think that police should be subjected to this kind of behavior. At the risk of sounding cruel, I would say if a man takes a swing at an officer, he gets a bullet in the leg. A second punch is worth a bullet to the chest. That goes double for 350 pound PCP addicts.
Tuesday, November 25th, 2003 • Filed under Uncategorized
If you are going to download illegal child pornography, bootlegging somebody’s unsecure wi-fi connection is probably a wise move. What isn’t a wise move is trying to (ahem) wax the tadpole while surfing for child porn and driving around town at the same time. The Register notes that Walter Nowakowski of Canada was spotted driving the wrong way down a one way street. Cops allegedly found him driving with his pants around his ankles, and his laptop picking up child porn over a bootlegged wi-fi connection. They also report that a search of his home turned up “10 computers along with thousands of CDs and floppy disks suspected to contain child porn images”.