Category Archives: Crime, Justice, & Injustice

Congratulations to the Polk County Police Department!

Woman suffers heart attack during botched drug raid  | ajc.com.

Another triumph in the War on Defenseless Old People Drugs!

“These were considered high-risk warrants,” Dodd said. “These individuals are known drug dealers and they were looking at a lot of time in federal prison, so obviously, when we serve those types of warrants, we usually go in with guns drawn just to protect ourselves.”

Yeah, those 76-year-old women are deadly.

Beware the $5 counterfeiter bandit!

I stepped into a well-known fast food restaurant this morning for a quick breakfast. Little did I know that this fiend has apparently been going around distributing fake $5 bills. Or, apparently, that’s what the cashier thought was going on, as she summoned two managers to tell them that my bill was fake. One of the managers quickly assured her that this was not so. But as everyone knows, counterfeiters love to fake small currency, because they make their money on volume.

Sheesh.

The devil made her do it

‘The devil was at work’ » Local News » The News-Courier in Athens, Alabama.

At least, that’s her explanation for killing (and in some cases freezing) her 43 dogs. Her husband and her friends — none of whom seem to have done anything about the crimes before they happened — say she’s crazy. You think?

And now, the lawsuit!

Former Lipscomb police chief found not guilty.

He was accused of abusing the child of an “acquaintance”. I don’t know why he wasn’t convicted. Maybe he was actually innocent, though in the case of anyone from Lipscomb city government the presumption of innocence doesn’t really apply. Anyway, his lawyer says that he doesn’t know if the ex-chief will try to get his job back, but I’m sure somebody is going to get sued.

This week in unfortunate phrasing

UAH President Williams: ‘We’re being reborn’ | al.com.

“We have survived our winter of discontent,” Williams said.

Well, most of you have.

Because he’s 64

Ex-Birmingham mayor Larry Langford tells UA student newspaper he expects to die in prison | al.com.

And thinks 15 years is a life sentence — though he most certainly won’t serve that long. I was thinking he was expecting to get shanked.

But is it far enough?

Larry Langford’s prison assignment about 500 miles from Birmingham | al.com.

They’re sending him to Ashland, Kentucky. That’s just about as isolated as you can be in the eastern US. Of course, we’re dealing with a thoroughly dangerous man here… Actually, it’s minimum security.