Random Friday Morning Thoughts

The publication date of this Texas Monthly quote was 5/21/14. What is old is new again.

  • Second anniversary:

  • Fox 4 had a pretty wild story last night of a high speed chase which began in Euless and ended up going through a residential neighborhood.

    • But this came from the Facebook page of a lady having the same name as above who lists Bedford as her residence.

  • Those back to back arrests will get you. His latest one occurred after a traffic stop at 3:17 a.m. 

  • I had guessed the sheriff had just changed his mind, but instead he had to reinstate them because he didn't follow Tarrant County's civil service rules.

  • A video, which was revealed yesterday in a confusing Louisville press conference, shows at least part of Scottie Scheffler's interaction with a peace officer which alleged to assault charges.  Most news reports says it did not capture the critical part of the interaction where the officer claims he was dragged by the vehicle.  I bet you it does, and that's all there is to it. 

  • Trump had a rally in the Bronx last night, as he floated a new conspiracy theory about immigration:  "Almost everyone is a male and they look like fighting age. I think they're building an army . . . . They want to get us from within."

  • A new Biden ad, narrated by Robert De Niro, pulls no punches.
  • Legal nerdy stuff: I found the actual pleading (PDF) filed by the American Airlines lawyers which got them thrown under the bus by AA for blaming a 9 year old for being secretly filmed in a flight's bathroom.  The lead lawyer's law firm is a big one

  • Very, very legal nerdy stuff: The Fort Worth Court of Appeals sided with the government yesterday and ruled that a traffic stop is justified when a covering over a license plate alters the color of the plate even though every part, letter, and number of the plate is still plainly visible and not obscured in any way. The trial court had granted a Motion to Suppress.

  • Somehow every college football conference agreed yesterday to sign onto a proposed settlement regarding the paying of players, but I'm not sure anyone knows what is going to happen now.  The best explanation may be here.

  • Ed Werder is out at ESPN.
  • Time which has passed since the Wise County Sheriff's Office, despite having a full male DNA profile, has failed to solve the murder of Lauren Whitener in her home at Lake Bridgeport: 4 years and 325 days.