Wednesday's notes & links
A few things in the news unrelated to Connecticut:
Maurice Clarett prepares for his upcoming trial (for two counts of aggravated robbery, four counts of robbery and one count of carrying a concealed weapon) by getting arrested this morning for refusing to pull over after a policeman saw he had made an illegal U-turn. He led police on a high speed chase before he was finally stopped after his tires were punctured.
Officers used Mace to subdue Clarett after a stun gun was ineffective because the former Fiesta Bowl star was wearing a bullet-resistant vest, Sgt. Michael Woods said. "It took several officers to get him handcuffed," Woods said. "Even after he was placed in the paddy wagon, he was still kicking at the doors and being a problem for the officers." Clarett exited the highway and pulled into a restaurant parking lot, where officers removed him from the SUV after he failed to obey numerous orders to exit the vehicle. After Clarett was placed in a police van, officers discovered a loaded rifle and three loaded handguns in the front of the vehicle, Woods said.Maybe he can get these officers to be character witnesses in his other trial.
Despite frequent Democrat claims of stolen elections the only people caught committing election fraud appear to be activists on their side. Here is another example:
Two Democrats indicted for attempted fraud
William Connors, 47, Joseph Connors, 51, plead not guilty to tampering with 2005 Mechanicville elections
I think I'll stay off the Suwannee River. Sturgeon Knocks Out Florida Man on Suwannee River.
Here is a bit of judicial sanity. Major League Baseball lost and baseball fans (specifically players of fantasy baseball leagues) won.
A federal judge has handed the billion-dollar fantasy sports industry a shutout victory, ruling that the names and game statistics of Major League Baseball players are as public as the telephone book.This was an incredible act of greed by MLB and the Players Association. Basically, MLB wanted to charge a users fee for any league which used player's statistics. What arrogance and greed.
I have a question for the Navy - Why hasn't this sailor been courts martialed and stood in front of a firing squad yet?
After refusing to release full details on a pending espionage case involving a petty officer held in the Norfolk brig, the Navy on Tuesday provided some specifics about the charges.
The Navy's charges depict Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann as a sailor who stole a Navy laptop computer, deserted his ship for more than eight months and traveled the globe, both attempting to give and actually delivering classified defense information to an undisclosed foreign government.