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Posted by on Jul 28, 2007 in Jurisprudence, Politics, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

Say hello to the Second Amendment

And never, ever, bring a Pepsi to a gun fight.

DORADO, Ark. (AP) – An elderly man beaten unconscious by an assailant wielding a soda can awoke and shot the man during an attempted robbery, police said. Willie Lee Hill, 93, told police he saw the robber while in his bedroom Wednesday night. Hill confronted the man and was struck at least 50 times, police said. He was knocked unconscious.
Covered in blood, Hill regained consciousness a short time later and pulled a .38-caliber handgun on his attacker. The suspect, Douglas B. Williams Jr., saw the gun and charged the man, who fired a bullet that struck Williams in the throat, police said.

“I got what I deserved,” Williams, 24, told police when they arrived, officers said. Investigators reported finding, among other items, a Craftsman drill bit set, three pocket knives and two hearing aids inside his pockets.

Paramedics took Hill and Williams to the Medical Center of South Arkansas for treatment. Doctors sent Williams to the Louisiana State University Medical Center at Shreveport, where he was listed in critical condition Friday.

Employees at the Medical Center of South Arkansas refused to give Hill’s condition or say if he’d been discharged from the hospital Friday, citing medical privacy laws.

Police plan to charge Williams with residential burglary, second- degree battery, theft of property and theft by receiving.

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2007 in Jurisprudence, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

My kind of dentist

OLYMPIA, Wash. – An oral surgeon who played a practical joke on his assistant, and got sued for it, ended up getting the last laugh Thursday.

Dr. Robert Woo, of Auburn, temporarily implanted fake boar tusks in his employee’s mouth while she was under anesthesia and took photos that later made the rounds. The employee felt humiliated and quit, later suing her boss.

When Woo’s insurance company wouldn’t deal with the lawsuit, Woo settled out of court for $250,000 — and sued the insurers. A King County Superior Court jury agreed with him and awarded him $750,000 dollars.

The insurance company won on appeal. But the state Supreme Court on Thursday restored the award for Woo. The court decision was 5-4.

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Posted by on Jul 27, 2007 in Jurisprudence, Media, Sports, Tomfoolery | 0 comments

Break out the torches and pitchforks!

If this guy is guilty, then lock him up and kick him out of the NFL.

“Indicted” does not mean “convicted.” Even if the evidence is overwhelming, he is entitled by the Constitution to have his day in court, and the burden is on the state (in this case, the United States of America) to prove guilt. Frankly, I think he’s guilty as sin, but what I ‘think’ matters not.

The protesters are certainly entitled to their opinions, but should wait until a verdict is rendered by the courts, rather than the media. I guess the Duke debacle is simply a distant memory.

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