Random Tuesday Morning Thoughts

This photo should have become more iconic. The lady in the car certainly was the clincher.

  • This is an interesting investigative technique by the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office: "Hey, public, we saw blood on a guy's truck after a traffic accident. Anyone know anything?"

  • Ronny Jackson is is in the news and, once again, not in a good way.

  • Lauren Boebert is up for election today for the first time since the Beetlejuice play scandal and switching districts. 

  • More Hooter's carnage.

  • I still don't know what I think about the Fort Worth Fire Department sending out a professional photographer every time there's a dramatic fire, but the guy can certainly take some good photos. (Facebook link.) 

  • I saw this photo along with this story.  That's a portable breath test in the photo, and the results of it are not admissible in court. So why do the police do it? I think that's a great question. Generally, I suspect police use it when they aren't sure of intoxication after performing the field sobriety tests. 

  • That's one heck of a way to pull off a Medicare scam in Houston.

  • The Evil Empire reacted to the Aggies making the World Series final.

  • Very nerdy legal stuff relevant to stuff in the news: 
    • Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a federal law was constitutional when it prohibited a person from possessing a firearm if a person is subjected to a Texas domestic violence protective order ("PO").  
    • But the only reason that case got to the Supreme Court is that the federal law was triggered when a state PO was issued because there was a finding that there was a future “credible threat to the physical safety of an intimate partner or child.” See 922(g)(8)(C)(i).
    • The Texas PO triggered that federal law because Texas law required that the judge can only issue the PO if he finds that domestic violence is "likely to occur in the future."  
    • But, get this, that is no longer the the law in Texas. The requirement that judge make a finding that domestic violence "is likely to occur" was deleted effective 9/1/23.  

    • So now a domestic violence protective order in Texas shouldn't trigger the federal gun ban at all. 
  • .I told you that ransomware attack of the software that most car dealers use was a big problem. And it's not going away . . .