Saturday, January 31, 2009


A third trial is sounding more likely for Adan Canela and Policarpio Espinoza. Here's JB's guide to the case with related links

NYT: Supreme Court "Justices Step Closer to Repeal of Evidence Ruling"

More on 2009's homicide victim #20 (and juvenile victim #6), Dewayne Lawrence, who was 17 and his mother's third son to be murdered. Pleads the Deuce, "Stop before any more of her children...or yours end up dead."

Fish pirates accused in elaborate black-market rockfish scheme

Remember the Mt. Washington trader
John Rusnak, who brought down Allfirst bank? He's out of jail. (Fun fact: Wikipedia names him as the 14th "biggest loser")

The Sun is ending weekday delivery to Prince George’s, Montgomery and Frederick counties and will stop home delivery to Garrett County. (thnx Colin)

The Department of Justice has instructed agency personnel to "immediately begin to apply the presumption of disclosure to all decisions involving the [Freedom of Information Act]" as per Obama's memo from 10 days ago.
Here's a summary of MD's Public Information Act, FYI.


Cham said...

Not to take the emphasis off important Baltimore stuff, but this place. looks incredibly interesting. I'm so definitely going to have to the tour.

Sebastian-PGP said...

That sucks that the lady's lost three kids. But "early Thursday morning?" in after midnight on a school night? Where was her son when he was killed?

It's sad but I wonder if she understands that her son probably would be alive if he had been home that night where he belonged.

That sort of thing doesn't get much mention in the media because it raises some ugly issues we don't want to talk about...but it's easy to blame guns instead of bad parents. Maybe she's not a bad parent...but why isn't anyone asking what the kid was doing out and about at that time?

ppatin said...

From this morning's Sun:

"Gov. Martin O'Malley is asking that judges be allowed to confiscate guns from the subjects of temporary protective orders..."

The governor thinks that we ought to be restricting the rights and confiscating the property of people who have not been convicted of any crime. I can understand maybe taking guns from people who have permanent restraining orders, but it doesn't take much more than a person's word to get a temporary restraining order issued. Why do I have a feeling that the ACLU types who have such a hard-on for the rights of convicted hoodlums won't raise a peep about this idea.

ppatin said...

I wonder how much money that should be going to public safety or property tax relief will be wasted on this boondogle.