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Coffee & Donuts: Norway, DSK, Ft. Hood, bikinis

Justice? Vengeance? You Need Both

Should the purpose of a criminal justice system be to mete out justice or vengeance? Whatever your opinion may be, I wish that we lived in a country, as morbid as it may sound, that faces the dilemma that now confronts Norway – that horrific crimes like this were so rare that we would have to explore what to do when something so terrible shakes us to the core. Unfortunately, murders are so common here that almost nothing shocks us in this country anymore.

An Accuser Gets Her Day, Though Not in Court

I bet New York City District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. thought he had tap danced himself out of the clusterfuck that everyone thought this case had become. Apparently the victim in this case is standing strong and Mr. Vance is going to be forced to either take her to the dance or stand her up. And although Nafissatou Diallo may never be mistaken for Halle Berry, why would she want to have consensual sex with DSK? I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Soldier Held Amid Claim of Terror Plot at Fort Hood

I’m still waiting for the cop haters to come out on this one – the cop haters who are quick to criticize but painfully absent to praise and give credit. To the Police Officers in Killen Texas: “great collar”. On behalf of the lives you potentially saved, I thank you.

Sandi McMillin allegedly kicked out of Walmart for shopping in string bikini, won’t accept apology

The wearing of a Bikini, like the wearing of spandex, is a privilege, not a right!

Coffee and Donuts: DSK, Mata and Moreno

To my loyal and eager followers, I apologize for being MIA for the last few days (God I am full of shit). Anyway, I was in New York for a few days, in a little town called Crompond, settling into our summer getaway and trying to work on my book. I also enjoyed spending time with my friend of over forty years and his wonderful family. The owner of the house we’re staying in is an antique collector who’s a bit of an eccentric. She has a 6-foot tall wooden storefront Indian in the middle of the living room. It gives me the creeps and scares the shit out of me every time it catches the corner of my eye. What’s worse is that it’s situated right behind the sofa. So when I’m sitting and writing or watching T.V., I have my back to it. Really creepy. I’ll have to move it or at least cover it with a blanket. And now for Coffee and Donuts, which cops enjoy at any time of the day.

Mata and Moreno’s Previous Late-Night Incident

Interesting article in the Village Voice. It seems that the two disgraced former cops may have had a bit of an attitude problem with those of the opposite sex. I wouldn’t be surprised to read more like this about the exploits of these two shitheads. Maybe it’s a Napoleonic complex, or it could be that they have really, really small dicks. When are they going to be sentenced anyway?
A Vigorous Prosecution of Strauss-Kahn Is Urged

One of the few articles that I have read on the DSK that makes sense and echoes my sentiments. Mr. Perkins wrote:
“To preserve the principle of due process, the decision to bring charges should be decided on its merits, not the character of the victim or the victimizer. If anything less than due process is delivered in this case, then justice will have been unduly denied.”

I thought that the purpose of a criminal trial was to determine guilt or innocence, not about winning and losing, which seems to be what Mr. Vance is concerned with. Let the jury decide.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s feature. I’m trying to decide if I should do a follow-up on getting pulled over (the things not to do if you are), or should I answer one of the questions that was forwarded to me, “Do all cops cheat on their wives”? I would have to confer with my attorney regarding the liability issues that may arise from my answering this question honestly. I wonder if it was a man or a woman who posed this question. I think I’ll have another donut.

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 France’s Lagarde Named New Head of I.M.F.

If it looks like shit and smells like shit, it probably is shit. That was one of the first lessons taught to me by an old time detective who broke me into the business of hunting down criminals. The New York Times is certainly stinking up the place with this shitty article. I know that the Times caters to the elitist crowd and I only read it because I’m a firm believer in Sun Tzu’s philosophies such as, “So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss. If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose. If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself”.

Nowhere does the Times mention the I.M.F.’s strategy of damage control in appointing a female, Christine Lagarde, as its new head. And the only mention of Dominique Strauss-Kahn is in the last paragraph of a two page article, “As the new I.M.F. managing director, Ms. Lagarde will be taking over at a delicate time, following the resignation last month of Dominique Strauss-Kahn”. Delicate as in he resigned due to the fact that he was arrested for forcibly shoving his penis into the mouth of a woman who said no. Maybe the Times and its elitist readers, like DSK, are hoping that this will all just go away.

Lawyers for 2 Ex-Officers Ask Judge to Bar Accuser From Speaking at Sentencing

Am I alone in saying that Mr. Tacopina is being a bit of a dick? Or is he just doing his job and hoping that the judge sentences his scumbag of a client to probation?

Doubts cast DNA evidence in Amanda Knox murder case.

I don’t know about you but I’m not the least surprised with this latest development. It’s Italy and Italians. They probably processed the crime scene while smoking cigarettes and drinking espresso.

Coffee and Donuts Monday News Roundup

TSA defends decision to make 95-year-old cancer patient remove adult diaper for security screening

There are probably some very good reasons why the majority of TSA agents were stacking shelves in Wal Mart prior to joining the agency. I can think of one reason right off the top of my head: they lack  common sense that the good lord gave them. Janet Napolitano, or ‘Big Sis’ as she’s affectionately known, could do a a few things to help improve the image of the 8 billion dollar a year agency that she runs. She can start off by hiring agents that have a little common sense and who know the meaning of the word discretion. There’s a reason why these buffoons are not allowed to carry guns. Maybe someone can explain to me why any 95 year old woman has to be humiliated in this manner. And how in America can we give former shelf stackers the absolute power to “touch our junk” under the guise of keeping us safe?. Be careful or maybe the next time you, fly a TSA agent maybe ordering you to open wide. And it may not be your mouth that they are referring to.

Ohio woman, Stephanie Robinette, sprayed police with breast milk after fight with husband: cops

I wonder if the state of Ohio is now going to include women’s breast to its penal law list of deadly weapons. Or would that have to be breasts filled with milk. I wonder if those officers were able to contain themselves or did they break out in uncontrollable laughter? I know that I would have. I thought that consuming large of amounts of alcohol was a no-no for women who are breastfeeding. Where’s the video?

Police Cadets Sworn in, Laid Off

Talk about dedication and commitment to civic duty. These cadets deserve to commended for completing their training even though they knew they would be laid off immediately after graduation. How bittersweet. The laying off of cops is never a good idea in my opinion, especially now with the state of our economy.  It’s no wonder that crime in most of our major cities is on the rise.  Why is it that in our society the workers that we rely on so much are the most expendable?

Garry McCarthy, Chicago Top Cop, Calls Gun Laws ‘Government-Sponsored Racism’; Right Responds

What ever happened to the concept of intelligent conversation and debate in our country?. It seems that it’s just a lot easier to label someone as “nutty” if you disagree or don’t like with what they are
saying. If that doesn’t work, then play the “race card”. That’s one that always works regardless of the color of skin of the one who’s playing it. And why is it that ‘men of the cloth’ are accused of being radicals when they fight against the ills that affect their communities?

Saturday Links – Coffee and Donuts

In Southern Mexico, a Neglected Frontier

Another waste of the taxpayers’ money in the ‘War on Drugs’. Two hundred million dollars that can be used for treatment and education programs here in America. I didn’t know that Central America participated in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

Murder Rate and Fear Rise in Puerto Rico

Just the fact that no sitting U.S. President had visited Puerto Rico in 50 years just goes to show you in what regard the US holds its ‘colony’ in the Caribbean. My brother just happened to on the island during Obama’s visit and tells me that the ‘Ricans’ are really pissed at him. Seems President Obama was there just long enough to collect campaign contributions and didn’t even have a plate of arroz and habichuelas (rice and beans for those of you who don’t habla espanol). I’m sure he had time enough for a cocktail or two with the pharmaceutical company honchos (companies which, by the way, don’t pay taxes in Puerto Rico). The timing of this story by the New York Times is suspect, considering Obama’s visit. The Times also fails to mention Puerto Rico’s unemployment rate of 16 1/2 per cent and its poverty rate of 45 per cent, both of which are prime indicators of why the crime rate is so high and why the narcotics trade flourishes. Maybe President Obama should send some of that 200 million dollars earmarked for fighting the failed ‘war on drugs’ in Central America to our ‘colony’ in the Caribbean. Viva Puerto Rico Libre!

Did New Orleans Media Contribute to Police Violence After Hurricane Katrina?

Could it be that the press dropped the ball on this one? Or were they okay with the police murdering alleged looters because they were black? By the rhetoric espoused by then Gov. Kathleen Brown and Warren Riley, it appears that it was open season on blacks in New Orleans shortly after Hurricane Katrina. I wonder if any of these reporters worked for Fox News. And why hasn’t this story been carried by the main stream media? “Extra, extra read all about it.” Let’s hope we do.

Coffee and Donuts

Some of today’s headlines:
Gunman Kills Four in Long Island Pharmacy 

Another glaring and tragic example of “guns don’t kill, people kill.” It strikes me as a little peculiar that in the majority of crimes where multiple murders are committed, the weapon of choice is a handgun. Why is that? Could it be that it’s not that easy to stab or to club four people to death? Maybe we need to end the ‘War on Drugs’ and commence a ‘War on Guns’.
Woman pleads guilty to stashing stolen mink coat in her underwear for 3 days

Where do I begin with with this one? How could the police have missed that for three days? Was it a mink coat for a small person or dog? And who in the world would want to wear it after it spent 3 days in this woman’s underwear?

A follow up on an item in yesterday’s Coffee and Donuts segment

ATF acting director may resign over Fast and Furious program

Why is it that when the little guys f@#k up they get fired, but when it’s a higher-up they’re allowed to resign? Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, should be fired along with his superiors who were aware of this boneheaded operation. He should not be allowed to ‘fall on the sword’ for his superiors, collect a pension and then earn another salary as a lobbyist for the firearms industry.

California’s death row: $4 billion, few executions
I wonder how many lashes Peter Moskos, author of “In Defense of Flogging”, would deem appropriate in cases of murder. Okay, I’m sure that in every case, murderers would chose flogging over spending twenty five to life in prison. Just food for thought when you consider the cost to taxpayers for housing inmates on Death Row. Similar to that old line I use to hear cops say when they were contemplating divorcing their wives, that “it was cheaper to keep her”. It seems that in the case of the death penalty, it certainly is.

Monday Coffee & Doughnuts News Roundup

I’d like to start off by wishing all the dads a Happy Belated Fathers’ Day, especially the men and women in blue who had to work yesterday keeping the rest of us safe. A special Fathers’ Day shout out to Trooper Bates of the Indiana State Police. Trooper Bates gave me my final Fathers’ Day gift yesterday when he pulled me over on U.S. 31 just outside of Rochester, Indiana. Trooper Bates conducted himself in a professional and polite manner and was kind enough to issue me a warning instead of ‘banging’ me for 15 over the limit. Why do Troopers in uniform always look like they just stepped out of a dry cleaners? How does your uniform not even get one wrinkle on it after getting in and our of your cruiser all day long? Check in tomorrow for what to do if you’re pulled over by a ‘Trooper Bates’.

So onto the news.

Wayward Policy Blamed for Agent’s Slaying

I, for one, would just like to know who was the idiot who thought that “Fast and Furious” was a sound and intelligently orchestrated operation. If Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich had to conduct an investigation to find out what the Mexican drug cartels are doing with illegally obtained weapons, then maybe he should be cleaning toilets instead of prosecuting defendants.

British Man Shoots Off Own Finger with Shotgun

On a final note, I’m happy to report that Americans have not cornered the market on morons and stupidity. It seems that the British also have their share of ‘just dumb’ people. I just want to know what this idiot would have done if the wart were on his penis instead of his finger.