Random Wednesday Morning Thoughts

Random thoughts from the jury selection process a decade ago.

  • We knew the cops killed the 15 year old girl who had been taken hostage back when it happened in 2022, but now the video has been released. Incredible. They tell her to get out of the car and the gun her down.

  • Lawyers are flocking after the wreck involving the Kansas City Chiefs player in Dallas and the two sports cars.  But a totaled car and stitches don't exactly equal a multi-million dollar payday.

  • Near Amarillo, an egg producer had to kill two million of its chickens because of the bird flu.  Amazingly, it has 51,868,556 chickens left. I did the math!

  • Hot engineering opinion:  Rebuilding that Baltimore bridge will take a while, but the opening of the port to shipping should not be a monumental problem.  When all the resources of the federal government are thrown at simply clearing the debris, that should be done pronto. 

  • Dueling headlines.

  • Trump rally highlights yesterday from Michigan. 
    • While trying to exploit a crime, he lied about it.

    • He's nuts. Video.

    • By the way, I'll never understand law enforcement supporting Trump after January 6th. At least some were wearing brownshirts, though.

    • Trump, in response a question said he will make a statement on abortion "next week."  Video.  He used to say that about his health care plan that we are still waiting on. 

  • Legal nerdy stuff: Last year, the Decatur Police Department became the first Wise County agency to submit all its dashcam and bodycam videos in case packages to the DA's office via the cloud instead of bundled on a gillion DVDs or flash drives.  The DA's office can then release it to defense lawyers in the discovery process with just a link. It's fantastic. (And it's password protected and self-logs when and where it was downloaded.)