Category Archives: Kaufmann Murder Case
After being awakened in a Top 5 worst Ways to wake Up manner, and after a couple of days of intensive packing of books and office stuff, come the news that a candidate who is not crazy will be running against the incumbent District attorney in Stanislaus County.
This is actually good news, as no incumbent should ever go unchallenged. But the whole campaign seems off to something of a North Korean Missile Launch of a start.
I’ve said this many times and before I say anything else today, I’m going to say it again: The justice system that we have not only should be but in fact must be slanted towards the defendants. Gaining a conviction for the government – at any level – should be difficult and should require that the State have its ducks in a row and to prove its case against a defendant who has effective counsel before a jury.
Defense Lawyers are usually squirrelly and evasive, but that’s their job. DA’s on the other hand must be above question and transparent in everything they say and do. You may ask why, since so many of the dirtbags the Police work so hard to get off the street would then be the beneficiaries of rules that favor them instead of the State or the victims. It is simply because if the government can start slam dunking convictions, the protections that we all have against the government go out the window. If the State can violate the 4th Amendment because “we all know” he did it, why can’t it violate yours if it deems it necessary? If a defendants 6th or 8th Amendment rights are pushed aside in the name of “justice” because of the severity of the crime, what happens to your rights?
You may not like it. But “I don’t like that,” is not a Constitutional argument. Read the rest of this entry
The 2015 MAMA’s Comedy Division race is heating up. You can vote for your favorite Comic HERE
The City of Modesto “found” another $3.15 Million in the cushions of Der Mayor’s couch… or they were padding the expenses and reducing the income. either way, the money is a reminder that Measure G is a scam and most importantly NOT a “Public safety Tax,” it’s a revenue increase for a City that doesn’t seem all that keen on keeping good books to begin with.
In looking at the Kaufmann Murder case, it is important to remember that getting away with murder is not as difficult as it seems. Through the years, a number of people have, including Robert Blake and OJ Simpson, who were high profile, but some others did it as well. It’s not just a matter of money, it’s a matter of getting publicity and people to believe you. It should be hard for the DA to get the conviction, and believe me, in this case it’s going to be…
The 9th Circuit Court today sits in a Three Judge Panel to hear the appeal of the Jones Case, in which a Santa Ana Judge struck down California’s Death Penalty as Unconstitutional. At issue is whether or not it takes too long to execute a prisoner in the State, and whether or not that is violation of the 8th Amendment. The problem is that California WANTS it to take a very long time.
The 2016 Race is getting weird. Clinton is not going down over eMails because she has been very, and I mean VERY careful about what she actually says about them. Plus the use of these eMails is a double edged sword for the White House. Trump says that he will make an announcement “very soon” about whether or not he’ll make a 3rd Party run. And Chris Christie announced his first Cabinet member choice to solve Illegal immigration.