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9.29.2009

Mind Bursts

  • Just saw a lady cry in front of her attorney in the courthouse hallway. His response, "Get it together."
  • No one wanted to hang around at the court docket with me because the thought I was sick. Or maybe they just didn't want to hang around me.
  • I think there's a DWI trial going on in the County Court at Law. I'll check it out this afternoon since I always monitor those things.
  • I got offered a "BC Powder" for my headache.
  • Heard a rumor that the DA's office may be close to making a decision on whether to seek the death penalty in the Stephen York case.
  • Just got back from the final pre-trial docket. Some Defendant's have the attitude of being scared to death. Others are like, "Screw it, they can't convict me of anything."
  • The news is reporting a 5th Swine Flu death in Dallas County, but he had "underlying medical conditions."

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think a lot of us are jaded due to reading about frivious lawsuits, but a person who has been convicted of a crime, should be respectful of the legal system. I admire court judges who demand respect in their courtrooms.

And lawyers should be equally respectful to their clients. To lots of us out here, going through all that legal stuff is frightening. No wonder some folks break down.

Anonymous said...

Take the BC powder and drink it down with a cold Coca Cola. Will work faster than anything you have ever used before. Be sure that you put the powder way back at the rear of your tounge, as it tastes awful. And as I advised yesterday, the banjo is optional if you feel the need.

Anonymous said...

Go to Renshaw`s and get a shot

Anonymous said...

My lawyer was the BEST :) and he is now our CA

Anonymous said...

Take a BC powder. Wait 15 min. take
another. After 15 mins. you don't feel better, you better call Hawkins. You ain't gonna make it!

Anonymous said...

Well you get a glass of water & it won't be long. You take a BC powder & you come back strong.

Anonymous said...

12:58 you are right I got mine ther in 5 min I was out.Now I hear they are making tamaflu

Anonymous said...

People crying in the courthouse do need to get it together. It's not like they don't know why they are there. It's a lawyer, not their mommy. The ones that cry, yell, faint, scream prayers, they only hurt themselves. The lawyer was spot on in his advice.

Anonymous said...

I'll start worrying about the swine flu when the death toll surpasses that of the regular flu last year.....38,000.

Anonymous said...

Barry,

I know you have a headache but maybe you could tell me why they wouldn't seek the death penalty in the Stephen York case. He killed a cop, that's Capital Murder, right?

I don't understand what "decision" needs to be made. Whose decision is it?

Anonymous said...

1:44 There are a number of reasons people are in that courtroom and not all of them have to do with the criminal cases. And I for one, am happy that I had a great lawyer who didn't think it was silly to cry because a long marriage was coming to an end. Of course, I didn't cry in court ;)

Anonymous said...

Not only did he kill a cop - he intentionally drove his stolen SUV into the cop car to take him out. I have no mercy for York.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying, 2:16, that there is a higher penalty for killing a cop? If so, then that is infuriating. Cops' lives aren't worth any more than the rest of ours!

Casual Observer said...

And I for one, am happy that I had a great lawyer...

No such thing

Anonymous said...

2:38PM uh ya there should be a higher penalty for killing a cop because they have taken an oath to uphold the law...just like there is a higher penalty for cops that break the law!

Anonymous said...

2:25 - I agree and think of children removed from a home due to bad circumstances and then are returned to a parent - I've witnessed such where the family members AND the lawyer shed tears.

I see nothing wrong with crying when it is appropriate.

And when it isn't and is stupid it SHOULD be stopped.

Anonymous said...

When a spouse learns for the first time that her husband will be gone away.. should one cry and who is to say when crying is apporiate....

Anonymous said...

I see nothing wrong with crying in a stressful situation such as court, either. Not everyone involved in a courtroom situation has done anything wrong. It's an extremely emotionally charged situation and one that most people don't experience everyday.

Anonymous said...

Just because a cop has taken an oath to "uphold the law" by his/her choice of a career, that makes their lives more valuable that the rest of use? UTTERLY LUDICROUS! I guess that's just one more law I don't understand and never will. One human being is no more valuable than any other, regardless of their choice of profession.

Anonymous said...

3:49 - What about our President - you even voice a threat on his life and you are gone!!! That should prove to you that in human land your profession does mean you are valued more than others. However we are all Gods children in his eyes.

Anonymous said...

Hi, 2:16 here...

Let me clarify... Killing a cop is capital murder. So, yes, there is a higher penalty for killing a cop. There's also a higher penalty for killing a child under the age of 6.

Did I decide their lives were more important than anyone else's? No, I didn't, but it is considered capital murder.

I was simply asking Barry to clarify the law. I'm not an attorney and I don't pretend to know everything.

Dear 2:38: You seem to be one of those people that looks for a fight wherever you can find it. You probably hate cops. I probably wouldn't like you. Someone should take away your computer.

Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

BC powder is powdered aspirin.

Anonymous said...

I bet I know what attorney said that.... I can hear the words coming out of his mouth!! Heard him say it a thousand times!

Anonymous said...

Being a widow for less than 6 months and having 2 adult stepsons, both convicted felons, drag me into court with no regard for thier 2 minor 1/2 brothers and being told that the court would appoint a "guardian",not "guardian ad litem" for my minor children, I lost it. My attorney said "Get a grip, everybody has a bad day! And I paid for that abuse!!!!!

Anonymous said...

2:38, do you pin on a badge every day and put your life in dangers way to protect someone other than your selfish self? I didn't think so.

When my husband pins on his badge and walks out that door I pray that GOD will bring him home to me and my young children. He puts his life on the line everyday to make sure that people get to go home to their families.

Police Officers chose their proffession just like everyone else. Law Enforcement (EMS and Fire Fire Fighters included) risk everything (like our soldiers) just to get crude comments from people like you. That just makes me sick to see people like you comment like it is no big deal. If you were on the right side of the law then you may see what the big deal is.

When someone intentionally takes another life then why should they get to live theirs? (just my opinion). Murder is WRONG and they should have to pay for taking the life that they did.

Sgt White paid the ultimate sacrifice and left behind a loving wife and beautiful daughter. He lost his life saving others. To me he is a hero. Either way the person that took Sgt White's life will have to answer to God (no matter what penalty he gets. I do pray for him and his family though. He is SICK.

I pray for the ones that have to make the decision on what penalty to go for. They have a huge burden on their shoulders right now, and I know that God will look after them and help make the right decision.

Anonymous said...

10:37.I am on the "right side of the law". I've never been in trouble for any reason in my 50 plus years of life. However, I do NOT like someone just because he/she is a cop, just like I don't like someone for any other choice of profession. There are sorry cops just as there are sorry waitresses, accountants, etc. But just because someone is killed in the line of duty, that doesn't pull any more weight to me than someone killed any other way. As a matter of fact, it means LESS to me, because they CHOSE THAT LINE OF WORK. I feel much worse about someone killed innocently while driving, or from a fatal disease. When a cop is killed, I usually think, "well, that was their choice".

Anonymous said...

10:37 - you're an idiot! You have someone willing to help you and your family no matter what the cost and you say this means less because they chose that line of work? You're right, they make that choice, for IDIOTS like you that are obviousy incapable of making rational decisions!

Anonymous said...

i'm sorry, that msg wasn't for 10:37 that was for 9:00. You infuriate me!

Anonymous said...

I don't really care whether I infuriate you. It infuriates me every time some whinebag cop's wife acts like they're more valuable than the rest of us. I'd rather be married to just about any other person in the world than a bully cop.

Anonymous said...

9:44...Amen he's an Idiot

9:56 So you are 50+ and still haven't amounted to anything?

When you need help...deal with it yourself. When you family is in trouble....deal with it yourself. You remember all the bad things that you say about cops. At some point in your life they will have to help you.

So you are saying that the soldiers that are fighting for your sorry A$$ doesn't mean anything to you? They chose that line of work because you are too weak to do it yourself. You are too weak to be anything worth something.

Don't worry honey, There is not a cop one that would marry you anyways. A marriage is sacred and takes two. You must be very lonely because you are a self-centered moron.

Anonymous said...

For some reason Barry, I had been thinking you were sick from your wild saturday night. Glad you feel better now.