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Quote of the Day

Monday, November 20th, 2006 by Dawn Summers

“Your friend who is a lawyer may know the gambling laws, but your friend who is a retired police captain knows how vice works.”

Excuse me while I barf

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 by Dawn Summers

The facts of the case were never in dispute: Mr. Heidgen, an insurance salesman returning home from a party, was very drunk, his blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit. He was driving the wrong way on a highway when he plowed head-on into the limousine carrying the family of Neil and Jennifer Flynn home from a wedding. He killed the chauffeur, Stanley Rabinowitz, and Katie Flynn, 7.

The girl’s mother used no euphemisms in describing the accident. “As I crawled out of the car, the only thing that was left of Kate was her head,” Mrs. Flynn, 36, said two days after the crash. “And I took her, just like that, and sat on the side of the Meadowbrook and watched at the horrendousness going on around me. I want everybody to know that.”

I went to this article with the intention of posting screed about how prosecutors abuse the charging power. How it doesn’t make sense to charge someone who is legally drunk with murder.

I leave the article with the image of a mother cradling her daughter’s head.

Oops, my bad

Thursday, October 19th, 2006 by Dawn Summers

Police have concluded that a 2-year-old girl was not molested by a neighbor whom the girl’s father is accused of stabbing to death in rage, a police official said Thursday.

Jonathon Edington, a 29-year-old attorney from Fairfield, is charged with killing Barry James on August 28 after his wife told him their daughter had indicated James touched her inappropriately “in the starry night,” police said.

Ah, the perils of vigilante justice.