August 20, 2009

Accountable much?

Ladies and gentlemen, Judge Sharon Keller revealing herself as THE ONLY PERSON IN THE UNIVERSE WHO THINKS SHE DIDN'T FUCK UP.

Prosecutor Mike McKetta’s closing question to Judge Sharon Keller:

McKetta: “Knowing what you knew then, and based on the specific things Ed Marty said to you on Sept. 25, 2007, is it correct that there is nothing different you would do if the same questions were put to you today?”

Keller: “Yes, that is correct.”

Defense lawyer Chip Babcock begins questioning his client at 1:45 p.m.

Another key exchange before the prosecution rested:

McKetta: “Would you not agree that each time you said ‘No” on Sept. 25, 2007, that was a decision?

Keller: “No. It did not because the clerk’s office closed at 5 regardless of what I said.”

McKetta: “Would you not agree that each time you said ‘No’ on Sept. 25, 2007, it had consequences?

Keller: “It did not. The clerk’s office closed regardless of what I said.”

McKetta: “Would you not agree that each time you said ‘No’ on Sept. 25, 2007, your choice affected Michael Wayne Richard?

Keller: “It was not my choice. By state law and court custom, the clerk’s office closed at 5 o’clock.”

WOW. With a few notable exceptions, I've never seen anyone so devoid of ethical responsibility or so unwilling to even acknowledge a mistake. Is there anyone who doubts that if Judge Keller has been working in a real business, she would have been shown the door that day based on her actions?

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December 26, 2007

Lemme get this straight...

First, Sharon Keller violated an unwritten policy that one judge can't act on a case assigned to another judge, in effect ruling on a case that was out of her domain. Now she expects a Federal judge to let her out of a wrongful death suit filed by the family of the guy she, in effect, killed.

That's some fucking balls, Sharon. And I totally hope the Federal judge votes against you and you end up losing that shitty strip club on Northwest Highway.

Gee, Sharon, why not countersue them? You know for causing you all this pain and suffering by actually taking you task for killing their relative and all.

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November 10, 2007

And now, it's our problem...

The Zetas, the enforcement arm of Mexico's Gulf Cartel, isn't satisfied with just being able to kill, at will, in Mexico. They are developing that ability here as well, according to Grits.

Those who consider violence by drug cartels a Mexican problem will want to read this Dallas News story ("American youths doing drug cartels dirty work," Nov. 10) describing how Los Zetas - a group of former US-trained Mexican military commandos who defected to join the Gulf Cartel as enforcers - hire and train youth as young as 13 to commit murders and perform cartel business on the Texas side of the border. Much of the public information about this shadowy network comes from the prosecution of Rosalio Reta, one of the teenage "Zetillas" prosecuted this summer for murders in Laredo on the US side.

Clearly, law enforcement is doing it's level best here in the states to keep up with well funded and well armed thugs. However, as long as we continue this ridiculous war on drugs (which has, effectively, been a 30+ year failure) the best we can hope for is for law enforcement to keep them in check. The reality is that the only thing working for us is the greed of the cartel. If they were willing to make a real investment infrastructure and personnel, they'd be a VERY serious threat to the peace.

Legalize. Cut them off at the knees and be done with it.

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June 26, 2007

Pissing onto the Constitution

The Texas Supreme Court, in yet another effort to 'be all that they can be' for corporations, has vacated a judgment in favor of a mechanic whose lungs are fucked all to hell because of asbestos.

The Supreme Court, however, found that the lower courts mistakenly blamed Flores' illness on BorgWarner brake pads based on his frequent, regular exposure to the dust from grinding. But without establishing how much asbestos could have been inhaled or whether the amounts were sufficient to cause asbestosis, there is no way to judge BorgWarner's liability, the court said.

"There is no question, on this record, that mechanics in the braking industry could be exposed to respirable asbestos fibers. But without more, this testimony is insufficient to establish that the BorgWarner brake pads were a substantial factor in causing Flores' disease," Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson wrote on behalf of the unanimous court.

Will bars use this a defense when they are sued in drunk driving accident cases? Two things are certain... there need to be some changes on the Supreme Court and the Republican Supreme Court just made it easier for corporations to offload their liabilities on taxpayers. Come on, you don't for a second think that it won't be taxpayers who ultimately will pay the bill for this guys' health care. Not that I'm complaining... just wish Borg Warner would pick up IT'S share of the tab.

Here's an idea... when you go to get brakes, make sure they weren't made by BorgWarner. If they don't want to pay their share then fuck them and their shitty business.

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