Random Monday Morning Thoughts

There was an abrupt end to this case a couple of days later which I'll post tomorrow.

  • This is what happens when you marginalize and dehumanize people. We've had a synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh (Jews), a newsroom (journalists), an El Paso Walmart (immigrants), a Buffalo grocery store and a Charleston church (African-Americans) and we already had a gay club shooting in Orlando in 2016. Now add another LGBTQ nightclub to the list.

    • You just knew the shooter would be the grandson of someone like this.

    • An AR-15 (surprise!) was used, but one lone guy hanging out in a gay club on a Saturday night single-handedly stopped it. Compare and contrast the army of cops standing around at Uvalde. 

  • Speaking of Uvalde, the San Antonio Express News justifiably kept the heat on DPS this weekend:

  • Lots of car chase carnage lately with two more added to the count this weekend.
  •  This is a wild story. "Heims, who was in the backseat, pointed a pistol at the head of the other officer, who was in the front passenger seat, according to the affidavit. The Uber driver told police the officers began to struggle over the pistol, which 'discharged into the roof of the vehicle, damaging the sunroof,' the affidavit says."

  • The Idaho mystery of the stabbed four students remains a mystery. Over the weekend, I kept seeing this headline about "frantic" phone calls.

    • But this is what actually happened with special attention to the last paragraph.

  • If I had to bet, I'd bet he's indicted this time.

    • But I've learned a new defense for all my clients which I heretofore was not aware of: We simply "won't partake" in the criminal prosecution. 

  • Elon Musk reinstated Trump on Twitter, but Trump says he won't post. There's no way he'll keep that vow. But Musk is begging him in a shocking way.

  • Cold and wet coupled with bad teams led to some low attendance this weekend. Both of these photos are taken at kickoff.
  • As a Baylor fan, losing to TCU on a last second field goal was gut-wrenching. But I'm surprisingly consoled because I like the TCU storyline remaining alive. Otherwise, it's just the usual suspects trying to get in the Final Four. 
  • The U.S. Men's team plays its first World Cup game in eight years today at 1:00 p.m.  They play Wales, with a population of 3.1 million,  at 1:00 p.m. Size wise, this should be like Plano East vs. Jacksboro.  It won't be.