Friday, August 12, 2011

A bit on the Casey Anthony trial

Now, I'm not going to register an opinion here, not yet, as to her guilt. The problem therein lies in the roots of the jury's decision. Hint: We don't know what she did.
    Just wanted to make a comment on the defense. Now, ask any cop and you'll probably recieve a negative opinion in reference to Defense Lawyers. (Why does California have so many lawyers and New Jersey have so many toxic waste dumps ? New Jersey got first choice.) But I would have to say, Baez is making me question my opinion.
     The wife and I followed the trial quite avidly for different reasons. At first, like many others, I saw Baez as a slimy little maggot, spouting lies in his opening statement and appearing to have no real and valid defense. In fact, several times during those first few weeks I thought he was history, his defense of Anthony a joke at best and he incompetent.
     But as things went, around the second week I saw an intellect. My theory was that he would create room for so many appeals, Incompetent Council being one, that Anthony would eventually be offered a plea bargain. But there are Judicial checks and balances for such tactics and for Baez to weave such a string of venues without getting censured by the Bar, it would take an intelligence that most did not realize and give him credit for. Yet there he was doing it. Yes, His Honor had to reel both sides in a few times but for the most part Baez colored outside the lines without being obvious.
     I still think that was part of his plan, but it took two more weeks to see the real genius behind his faux stupidity. What most Americans don't realize is the Defense Lawyer's task in a case such as this is not to prove the innocence of his client, its not his job to prove anything. Its his job to create questions. Unanswered questions carry the most weight but conflicting questions answered incompletely will also serve the purpose. And thats exactly what Baez did.
     Once again I wrote this and forgot to publish it. Guess I'll just throw it out there and move on to a different topic.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Do they not realize ?

With each shot fired, the revolution grows stonger ? Even the UAE has a certain grasp of the modern world while still maintaining a healthy respect for their history and beliefs. A child tries a jump on a bicycle and fails. Others try and fail. The cuts and bruises multiply but eventually, the others see the folly and don't try it themselves. Surely there are enough cuts and bruises in history for the Syrians to see that their modus operandi for conducting their governmental business is taking a cruise on the Fail boat. Yet they continue. And the bodies pile higher. But the business as usual complacency is blinding them to the harsh reality. Humans are getting tired of being treated like cattle. You can believe in tradition and yet not accept government soldiers killing your loved ones. And with the world's attention focused on the Middle East almost primarily these past ten years, those who continue to slaughter their population are in for an eventual wake up call. The sheep are no longer content in the pasture, and the farmer best pay heed.

They need not accept democracy. Lord knows its limped along in America, it no longer resembles what it was intended, but change is an inevitable fact of life. Embrace it ? Maybe not. But the intelligent leader recognizes inevitability and makes room for it. I would go as far as saying that had Sadaam recognized this, learned to govern with a pen and an ear toward the people, he might still be alive today. Maybe not in power, but breathing. Governments have a short memory for past sins when the sinner has outwardly changed his ways and time has presented more pressing problems.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

So it goes......

Nothing's changed in the world of the bad guys. Chased a car the other day. Suspects bush bombed behind an apartment complex. Like clockwork, within minutes the owner of the vehicle called it in as stolen. Never fails. One could almost get blase about it. Call the owner while the chase ensues. "Ma'am/Sir, just calling to get your stolen vehicle report now to kind of hurry things up. Yes, I know you have no idea who is driving it. Yes, I understand you accidentally left it running in front of your house in a bad neighborhood. Yes I believe you when you say that's not your nephew with the suspended driver's license behind the wheel even though it looks like him...."
Good to see nothing's changed.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

I've changed departments....

I'm working for the Township of Port Royal in South Carolina now. Small department, for sure, but the command staff and boss man appear to have alot of vision and some good ideas as to where the department should be heading. More importantly, they're actively trying to get things heading that way as opposed to having ideas but no way to make them fruitful. I get the impression they have plans to use my experience and training to the best of their advantage and that's just fine with me. I like to be needed. If you're not working toward a brighter future, why be there at all ?
This blog has sat dormant a while. I've had thoughts of ressurrecting it but never got there. Each time I looked for some great news item or idea to discuss. Guess that's why it never gained momentum. Think I'll keep it simple for a while and see what developes.