Skattershooting because I can't
think of any particular subject that has my interest . . .
A 7th grader from Ponder is arrested
after he writes a short story for a "horror" fiction assignment wherein
he refers to beheading a couple of his classmates. The Dallas Morning News
his essay in full. What is more disturbing: (A) that Denton County
law enforcement officials considered a piece of fiction to be a criminal
violation or (B) that his teacher believed the piece of writing, which
is riddled with grammatical errors and misspellings, deserved the "100"
grade it was given?
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments
this week on a Texas case where the issue is whether police, who are not
in the process of investigating or responding to a call, can stop a citizen
simply because the citizen ran when he saw the police. The standard: whether
the act of running, in and by itself, creates a "reasonable suspicion"
that a crime has or will occur. Although I tend to agree that the "runner"
may have something to hide, I'm of the position that in America everyone
should at least have the right to run when they see the government coming.
Seattle Mariner Ken Griffey demands
a trade and states he wishes to play for a team closer to his home state
of Florida. Best I can tell, any major league city is closer to
Florida than Seattle.
Wise County voters reject eight
of the proposed state constitutional amendments while on a statewide basis
only four failed to pass. This, to me, is a reflection of the ever growing
attitude in this county of: "If government is for it, I'm against it".
Seven people die yesterday in a
shooting in Hawaii and the story does not make the front page of the Dallas
Morning News. Then again, Juan Gonzales was traded to Detroit on the same
With all due respect to the Wise
County Messenger, the paper's "best of" special edition is, coincidentally,
loaded with paid advertisements from the winners of various categories
(i.e. best baked potato). I'm just a little suspicious when the paper creates
categories that are no-brainers (i.e. "best Wise County golf course").
What's next? New categories of "Best GMC dealership on highway 287 south
of Garcia's restaurant" and "best large manufacturing company that uses
graphite in its products"?
The new Dallas ISD superintendent,
Bill Rojas, has one of his projects rejected by the school board and then
he just happens to go to the U.S. Attorney's office "alleging misuse of
public influense" against two of the board's members. Prediction: that
man is a short timer.
After having cheered the Baylor
Bears in person in the 1980 Cotton Bowl, I would now like to pronounce
them as the worst team in America.
A jury in Dallas convicts a man
of a felony after deliberating "two
minutes". Not exactly "Twelve Angry Men" is it?
Barry Green is the District Attorney
for the 271st Judicial District.
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