Monday, October 31, 2011

Too fast?

My condolences to her family, friends, and loved ones.

May she Rest in Peace.

Motorcyclist killed in Comal County crash
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

A motorcyclist who was not wearing her helmet and took a curve too fast, crashed and died in Comal County on Sunday afternoon.

Canyon Lake resident Sharon Glynn, 61, was heading northbound on Summit Drive and, “unable to safely make the curve because of speed,” veered off the roadway and struck a steel gate in the 2900 block, said Louann Presas, police communications operator for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

The crash occurred around 4:45 p.m., and Glynn was pronounced dead at the scene, Presas said.

Solyndra II ?

More money down the drain and lost jobs?

Bad business decision to loan the money by the Energy Department or another bundler for the President?

There will be more to this story to come out, I am sure.

Second Energy Department-backed company goes bankrupt 
By Ben Geman - The Hill

A Massachusetts company that received a $43 million Energy Department loan guarantee last year filed for bankruptcy Sunday, a step certain to fuel criticism of federal green energy financing in the wake of the solar company Solyndra’s collapse.

Beacon Power Corp., which makes energy storage systems, filed for bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.

Beacon Power had received federal loan guarantee to help build an energy storage plant in Stephentown, New York that began operating in January. The Treasury Department’s Federal Financing Bank provided the loan.

The rest of the story:

The Borking of Cain

Is this the end of Cain?

These days, with this media, probably yes.

Exclusive: 2 women accused Herman Cain of inappropriate behavior
During Herman Cain’s tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association in the 1990s, at least two female employees complained to colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior by Cain, ultimately leaving their jobs at the trade group, multiple sources confirm to POLITICO.

The women complained of sexually suggestive behavior by Cain that made them angry and uncomfortable, the sources said, and they signed agreements with the restaurant group that gave them financial payouts to leave the association. The agreements also included language that bars the women from talking about their departures.

In a series of comments over the past 10 days, Cain and his campaign repeatedly declined to respond directly about whether he ever faced allegations of sexual harassment at the restaurant association. They have also declined to address questions about specific reporting confirming that there were financial settlements in two cases in which women leveled complaints.

Happy Halloween

To all those both on or off the Astral Plane.

No, thank you but there is no need to visit me.

Thank you now go away.

Yes, you.

Psychic says Halloween's a good time to communicate with the Dead
By Matthew Dykstra - Edmonton Sun

Standing in the frigid cold outside a torn-down house on Edmonton's north-side, psychic Kimberlee Dawn used her abilities to materialize the spirit of a murder victim named Randy.

Edmonton's most renowned psychic was putting up decorations for Halloween Sunday and asked Randy if he would like to tag along on our exploration of "psychism," Dawn's own term for her profession.

Ghosts and spirits are part of the typical Halloween fun and Dawn says the holiday is traditionally a good time for communing with those beyond the grave

The rest of the story:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pimping the innocents

All sorts show up apparently at the "Occupy" movements.

This one from New Hampshire.

Boy, she doesn't look too happy, does she?

Woman charged with pimping teen recruited at Occupy NH rally
New Hampshire Union Leader

MANCHESTER - A city woman is accused of pimping a 16-year-old girl she met in Victory Park during the Occupy NH demonstrations.

Justina Jensen, 23, of 341 Hanover St., is charged with felony prostitution. Police allege Jensen met a teen at the local protest, which is an offshoot of Occupy Wall Street, and used the Internet to arrange a first liaison for the girl with a man who turned out to be an undercover police officer.

Police said the teen's mother called them Thursday about noon to say her daughter was missing and that her photograph had been posted on a website advertising adult party entertainment.

The rest of the story:

You got to be fricking kidding me, they chased him away with flashlights in his face???!!!

Great.  He sexually assaults a woman in their midst and they yell at him to leave.

Of course they won't call the cops.

And now, the perv is still on the loose.

Zuccotti perv 
Fiend attacks protester in her tent

Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park battened down the hatches yesterday as the early October snow turned their tents into igloos, but the close quarters also made easy pickings for one predator.

A sex fiend barged into a woman’s tent and sexually assaulted her at around 6 a.m., said protesters, who chased him from the park.

“Pervert! Pervert! Get the f--k out!” said vigilante Occupiers, who never bothered to call the cops.

“They were shining flashlights in his face and yelling at him to leave,” said a woman who called herself Leslie, but refused to give her real name.

Permit Yanked

Their occupation goals and plans to save the country are all jacked up now.

Occupy Madison loses permit
By Taylor Harvey - Daily Cardinal

City officials temporarily denied Occupy Madison a new street use permit Wednesday after protesters violated public health and safety conditions and failed to follow the correct processes to renew or amend a permit.

The permit, which expired Wednesday at noon, required Occupy Madison protesters to relocate from their current space at 30 West Mifflin Street, also called 30 on the Square.

A neighboring hotel's staff alleged voiced concerns about having to recently escort hotel employees to and from bus stops late at night due to inappropriate behavior, such as public masturbation, from street protesters.

The rest of the story:


The untold story behind the Mexican Drug War.


Drug war takes toll on kids
By Dudley Althaus - Houston Chronicle

CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Eleazar glanced up from the toy cars he pushed across a threadbare carpet, flashing to the moment that men gunned down and killed his father.

“They were in a black pickup,” the 10-year-old whispered as a younger brother and sister listened with averted eyes. “The windows were dark. I couldn't see them.”

Eleazar's father had brought him and a brother along to an appointment. Their father parked, told his sons to stay put and walked across the street for the meeting. Loud bangs jolted the boys seconds later. Eleazar watched the killers drive off, then ran to his dead dad's side as he lay face down in the street.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

An odd case indeed.

The law of unintended consequences?

Murder conviction for man who prompted cop to shoot
He didn't pull the trigger but was charged with causing the slaying
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

Jesse Ramon didn't fatally shoot well-known female impersonator James Lee Whitehead when he mugged him in 2009 — a police officer accidentally did that.

But it took jurors less than 30 minutes Friday to find Ramon guilty of murder for causing the chain of events that led to Whitehead's death.

Ramon, 24, now faces up to life in prison. Jurors also deliberated his punishment for about two hours but were unable to reach a decision before state District Judge Ron Rangel sent them home for the weekend. The panel will continue deliberating on Monday.

Irish, Coloreds and Jews need not apply

Gosh, remember when signs like this were posted everywhere?

Well neither do I and that's a good thing.

Is this another sign we are rapidly reaching the state of a nation similar to the one in Idiocracy.

Mason gun instructor wants no liberals, Muslims
By Roy Bragg - Express-News

FREDERICKSBURG — In a radio commercial for concealed handgun classes, instructor Crockett Keller is heard telling listeners that he'll accept cash, credit cards, checks, gold or used guns as their $100 payment.

But it's what Keller won't accept that has created a rhetorical firefight on talk shows and which has gone viral on the Web.

“If you are a socialist liberal and/or voted for the current campaigner-in-chief,” Keller says in the 1-minute, 7-second ad, which aired several times last week in the Hill Country town of Mason, “please do not take this class. You've already proven that you cannot make a knowledgeable and prudent decision as required under the law. Also, if you are a non-Christian Arab or Moslem (sic), I will not teach you this class. Once again, with no shame, I am Crockett Keller.”

A sad state of affairs

I'm sorry and my condolences to his family.

Whatever and however it happened it appears to have been stupid.

Man killed in alleged road rage incident identified
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Officials with the Bexar County medical examiner's office have identified a man who reportedly shot himself during a road rage incident.

Michael Milner, 47, fatally shot himself in the head Friday afternoon after witnesses saw him arguing with a 24-year-old man on the North Side, police said.

Witnesses told police the pair was first seen about 2:00 p.m. at a Citgo gas station in the 11800 block of Starcrest Drive. Both then drove to the corner of Jones Maltsberger Drive and Burning Trail. Police did not describe their progress there as a chase, but officials said the argument was a road rage incident.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Lifting a fork lift

C'mon the guy was hungry and desperate too.

Man steals sandwich, uses stolen forklift as getaway
CBSPittsburgh -

ROSS TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man is accused of stealing a takeout sandwich and using a stolen forklift as his getaway vehicle.

This happened in Ross Township. The suspect is 38-year-old Sean Faulkner of Bloomfield.

Police say he stole the forklift from a construction site on Babcock Road near McKnight.

The rest of the story:

Backing down

A day after you threw out the 'Occupy' folks they forcibly let themselves back in and you back down?


I think she has lost control and is no longer credible as Mayor.

I also think someone is behind all this and got her to back down as well.

Quan pulls 180, allows Occupy Oakland to stay
Quan denies knowledge, planning of raid
By Chris Roberts - NBCBayArea

Jean Quan is the mayor of Oakland, but she doesn't call all the shots.

That was the message the city's chief executive delivered in the wake of Tuesday's violent police eviction of the Occupy Oakland encampment in front of City Hall, in which an Iraq War veteran was severely injured by a police projectile.

"I don't know everything," she told reporters, after completing a flip-flop on the city's stance towards the Occupy protesters, who will now be allowed to stay.

Sounds like a mess.

Expert says DA's office 'invaded'
Fair trial called impossible after seizure of papers
By John MacCormack - Express-News

An expert witness testified Thursday that the seizure of defense documents by the Bexar County district attorney's office this year ended the possibility of a defendant getting a fair trial.

“They've essentially invaded the defense camp at that point,” said Wesley Hall of Arkansas, a member of a “strike force” for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Hall testified on the second day of a hearing to decide whether Kathleen Pierce will get a new trial. She was convicted in January of embezzling large sums from her longtime employer, Newby's Hair Styling Salon. She has not been sentenced.

Really coyote ugly


Maybe she didn't know how young the girls were?


Dancing girls lead to woman's arrest
By Jazmine Ulloa - Express-News

A woman is accused of allowing a 16-year-old girl to dance atop a counter in revealing clothing at her West Side Mexican restaurant, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Myriam Luna, 36, was charged Wednesday with employment harmful to children. She was about to be released Thursday night from Bexar County Jail on $16,000 bail.

San Antonio police said detectives wearing plain clothes visited Sandy's Mexican Restaurant at the 2100 block of Guadalupe Street earlier this month and “recorded several females in very revealing clothing waiting tables and dancing on tables and counters,” the warrant states.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Adios Frank

This man committed a most heinous murder.  Actually two murders.

He killed his wife in front of their children as she was trying to leave him because of his continuing abuse and domestic violence.  He then turned and shot the police officer in the head who had come to try to protect the wife.

The POS even stated that he deliberately shot the officer in his head because he knew the officers wore bullet-proof vests.  Sounds plenty smart to me.

So please get on with his rendezvous with his destiny.  Some will mourn his passing, most will not.

Count me amongst those in the latter category.

Last-minute appeal filed to stop execution
Mental retardation issue raised again to stop execution.
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

More than a decade after Frank Garcia fatally shot his wife and San Antonio Police Officer Hector Garza, the convicted cop-killer will face his own execution today in Huntsville — barring relief from a last-minute appeal filed Wednesday afternoon.

Filed in the state's Court of Criminal Appeals by the Capital Punishment Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law, the appeal again raises the issue of mental retardation and cites evidence first presented by Simon Azar-Farr, Garcia's federal appellate attorney. “I fully recognize that a heinous and awful crime took place and two very innocent lives were lost,” Azar-Farr said, but added the legal process needed to be thorough, all evidence should be reviewed and new evidence taken into consideration.

The attorneys with the law school took over the case because Azar-Farr's appointment didn't extend to the state level, according to the appeal documents.

Put it to rest

For me the issue is tantamount to putting a Nazi flag or swastika on Texas license plates.

If nothing else it is unnecessarily provocative.

Sorry that's my opinion.  You are welcome to yours.

Perry wants to put Confederate license plate issue to rest 
By Peggy Fikac - Houston Chronicle

Gov. Rick Perry, fundraising in Florida amid presidential campaign distractions, sought to put one to rest Wednesday by saying he’s against proposed Texas license plates bearing the image of the Confederate battle flag.

“That’s just a part of history that you don’t need to scrape that wound again,” Perry told Bay News 9 and the St. Petersburg Times.

“It just doesn’t need to happen,” said Perry, who as lieutenant governor opposed removing plaques with Confederate symbols from public property.

The rest of the story:

The best of intentions

Well, something I learned, painfully I may add, a long time ago is that despite the best of intentions some ideas and things are best left alone.

This is probably a good example.

Uncertainty for Hill Country DA unit -
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

The controversial two-man police unit that 198th District Attorney Amos Barton created to detect smugglers among Hill Country motorists appears likely be abolished in 2013.

The two announced candidates vying to succeed Barton, who isn't seeking a second term, both say they plan to eliminate the squad, which critics say infringes on motorists' rights and creates a conflict of interest for prosecutors.

Barton, who was not available for comment, has previously dismissed the conflict of interest concerns.

Just in time for Halloween?

Jesus, this girl is crazy.  Where do these folks get ideas like this?

Do they not have a control button on their impulses?

Apparently not.

Waitress charged in cleaver attack
By Ana Ley - Express-News

Police arrested a waitress accused of hurling a meat cleaver at her supervisor and striking him on the head.

Maria Benavidez, 20, was charged Tuesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, with bail set at $30,000. The incident occurred Oct. 9 at a restaurant on the far West Side, according to a police report and an arrest warrant affidavit.

The victim told police Benavidez had become upset because her work hours were being reduced, and she had opened an envelope containing a paycheck belonging to the victim's stepson, who also works there, the affidavit states.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Now why would he do this?

Wait!  It happened in California.

Never mind. the why.

Deputies free man stuck inside hollow tree
Associated Press -

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in Southern California say they rescued a man stuck inside a hollow tree trunk by following the sounds of his screams down into a creek bed.

The Orange County Register  reports that Orange County sheriff's deputies found the man stuck up to his chest inside a narrow hole in the trunk, which extended about four or five feet underground.

The newspaper says firefighters took about 90 minutes to free him once they found him Tuesday morning.
Lt. Roland Chacon says it's unknown why the man climbed into the hole near the base of the tree.

Not too swift justice

Well, no statute of limitations on murder.

Case from 1988 finally goes to trial
Defendant is charged in plot to rob, slay man.
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

BOERNE — More than 23 years after Joe Daggett's mysterious disappearance from his cattle ranch outside Fort Stockton, a trial began here Tuesday for one of three suspects charged with plotting to rob and murder him.

The defendant, Lightsey Nathan “L.N.” Saul, 59, is the former husband of Sheridan Porter, who Daggett, then 27, was dating when he vanished March 1, 1988.

Extensive searches failed to locate Daggett, who — at the urging of his family —was declared dead in 1995.

Death at the range

Well, this is certainly odd.

Was it foul play, an accident or self-inflicted?

Only time will tell, I suppose.

Death at a shooting range under investigation
By Michelle Mondo - Express-News

Bexar County Sheriff's investigators are hoping video from a far West Side gun range can shed light on a fatal shooting there Tuesday afternoon.

Detective Louis Antu, a spokesman for the Sheriff's Office, said that around 2 p.m. patrons of the Bullet Hole Shooting Range in the 2700 block of Grosenbacher Road saw a man fall, rushed over to see what had happened and realized he had been shot.

The man, 29, was pronounced dead at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head. Antu said he had been shooting a handgun. The range has separate outdoor areas for shooting pistols and rifles, according to its website.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Jury Duty

Jury Duty

"I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution."
- President Thomas Jefferson
 From the Bexar County Website

Man o' Law is currently serving on Jury Duty in the Bexar County Criminal Justice Center.

Waiting to be empaneled figuring no one would select him to be on their jury.

Just marking time..............

No posting today............................

Monday, October 24, 2011

Farewell Bruce, Rest in Peace

He was a friend I had coffee with almost every weekend day over the last 2-3 years.

He was an engaging fellow and always had a smile and kind words.

He will be missed by his family and firends.

Rest in Peace Bruce.


Lt. Col. William Bruce Rodie, USAF, (Ret.), age 62, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2011 in San Antonio, TX. He was born in Hackensack, NJ to parents, Edward Bruce and Margaret Constantine Hardenbergh Rodie.

During his 25 years of service in the Air Force, he had some notable postings throughout his career. While at Vandenberg AFB, California, serving as the Squadron Missile Combat Crew Commander, he was able to fire a test missile into a pre-determined area. He came within 100 yards of the exact target, which, when dealing with a nuclear payload "shouldn't make too much difference on the outcome." His last posting was Howard AFB, Panama, where he served as Commander-Morale Welfare and Recreation and Services. Some interesting duties as the MWR Commander in an international posting were to "keep an eye on the slot machines and make sure the Mongolian BBQ comes out right."

After retirement, he was able to shift his focus onto his family's enterprises and affairs. He served as a Board Member and Co-Owner of the civil engineering magazine "PUBLIC WORKS". Through his tenure, Bruce oversaw daily and monthly operations until the prudent sale of the publication. After the passing of his father, Bruce stepped into his shoes and overtook the management duties of his mother's accounts as Trustee as well as serving on the board of the charitable Rodie Family Foundation. These responsibilities were deftly managed so that the fruits of his labor may be shared with the non-profit organizations that the Rodie Family Foundation annually supports. When he was not jetting out to California to help his mother with financial organization and documentation, he was cheerfully digging around in the dirt at his beloved school, TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas. Bruce's son, Christopher attended the school from 6th to 12th grade and has many fond memories through that time. Bruce's dedication and labor can be seen throughout the campus as he personally ensured the growth and beauty of the gardens; these are the same gardens that he and Sandy generously created and donated to the school years ago.

Bruce's education was heavily from life itself, but he also managed to eke out a few degrees in the meantime. He completed his Bachelor's in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University where he was a member of the Air Force ROTC detachment and a Brother in the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity. He recounted the stories and benefits of his fraternity brothers many times throughout the years. From the University of Northern Colorado he received his MA in Public Administration. From the University of Montana he received his MBA. Of particular note, he was very proud to have received from the USA Small Business Administration the Small Business Institute Regional Award. While in the Air Force, Bruce completed some notable job specific education including Missile Launch Officer, Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College. Through these series of training modules and formal study, he was able to enhance his skills as a warrior and officer.

Bruce has been active in scouting since his youth; this passion of scouting was enhanced when his son entered Cub Scouts at the rank of Bear. He volunteered, attended trips, and provided unmatched support to Christopher on his way to the rank of Eagle Scout. After his son left for college, Bruce stayed on with Troop 285 as Assistant Scoutmaster while providing the same dedication and support to the many young men that have gone through the troop. Of particular note, he was able to share his love of photography with a select few by counseling them on their way to achieving the Photography Merit Badge. Although no one really knows where his obsession began, we do know that Bruce has been involved with beekeeping for over 40 years. At the time of his passing, he was serving as President of the Alamo Area Beekeepers Association. If you knew Bruce for any reasonable length of time, you would be hard pressed to not receive at least one box of honey still in the comb. As part of his morning ritual, Bruce would routinely venture over to the local Starbucks. Here he would meet with a group of retired professionals he affectionately called the "Brain Trust." He would speak of them fondly as he gained real joy from thoughtful discussion and heady debates originating from a group with such varied and deep life experiences. Reciprocally, Bruce brought a tone of friendliness and calm to the group and their discussions. This sense of calm and joy pervaded even to the staff of the coffee shop, especially whenever he was caring for his neighbor's Maltese, Bella.

Bruce has always been a likeable and unassuming man. His personality and charm gave him the tools to equally connect with generals and ground crew. He brought honor to his country, friends, and family by serving in the capacity he best knew how. His titles were many: Lt. Col, MBA, Board Member, Trustee, Missileer, Commander, son, brother, and father. He brought life and beauty not only to the gardens under his stewardship, but also to the people in and around his life. He was liked by many and will be sorely missed by those of us who knew him best. Godspeed, Lt. Col. Rodie.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Bruce Rodie and his beloved dog, Little Red. Bruce is survived by his son, Christopher Andrew Rodie; his mother, Margaret Constantine Hardenbergh Rodie; sister, Elizabeth Rodie McGaughey and her husband, Robert Edward McGaughey, III; and former spouse, Sandra Marie Rodie. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., on Friday, October 28, 2011 at Porter Loring Mortuary North, 2102 North Loop 1604 E.

11:00 A.M.
11:30 A.M.

Internment with Military Honors will take place at the graveside service at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to TMI Gardening Fund, 20955 West Tejas Trail, San Antonio, TX 78257, 210-698-7171.

Carrion is dead meat

I wonder why he fled.

Did he commit more offenses up there?

Glad he was caught, regardless.

Good work Lone Star Fugitive Task Force!

Fugitive sex offender arrested in SA movie theatre
By Eva Ruth Moravec - Express-News

A fugitive sex offender from north Texas was arrested at a South Side movie theater this weekend, officials said.

Jason Daryl Carreon, 39, is being remanded without bail at the Bexar County Jail on three counts of probation violations and one count of failing to register as a sex offender, according to county records. He is awaiting extradition to Ellis County.

Carreon was convicted of three counts of indecency with a child — sexual contact after a 2009 incident involving three girls, ages 12, 15 and 16, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender registry. He had been living in Waxahachie until he recently fled, a news release from the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force states.

Fox in the hen house

One sick freak.

Child pornographer at nudist camp to be sentenced
Associated Press -

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge is to sentence a 49-year-old Texas man for making videos of himself sexually molesting girls as young as 3 at a Central Texas nudist resort and his Austin home.

David Andrew Diehl was convicted on Feb. 8 of 10 counts of exploitation of a child related to the 13 videos he made. He has remained in federal custody since and faces up to 20 years in prison per count when U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel sentences him in Austin on Monday.

The rest of the story:

Prevention of future circumvention

Wow, that is some shortfall in fees.

How did they avoid the listings?

Was it intentionally done?  It sounds like it may have been intentionally done.  Will there be possible criminal charges as well?

Was it done with the complicit knowledge of the homeowners as well?

Time and the lawsuit will provide many answers.

Bexar to sue over lost fees
By Patrick Danner - Express-News

Bexar County is poised to challenge a private mortgage-tracking system that officials claim has cost it millions of dollars in filing fees.

The district attorney's office will ask the Commissioners Court at its Nov. 1 meeting for the go-ahead to hire a law firm to sue Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc., which claims to hold title to some 60 million loans around the country.

“There has been a process developed specifically for the purpose of circumventing the recording procedures and statutes in reference to real property,” District Attorney Susan Reed said. She didn't immediately know how much the county will seek in financial damage. “I just know it's going to be high,” she said, adding that it's millions of dollars.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Cold car case resolved

Well, sorta.

The true owner got his car back 16 years after it was stolen but the guy who purchased it four years ago put $10,000 in upgrades in it and wants the upgrades back.

Expect a lawsuit soon.

Mo. man tracks down classic car stolen in 1995
Associated Press -

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Missouri man and his beloved classic car have been reunited 16 years after the vehicle was stolen.

Edward Neeley, of Jefferson City, Mo., picked up his red 1969 Chevy Camaro in Salt Lake City on Tuesday after tracking it down in Utah last month.

Neeley contacted Utah authorities after he saw the Camaro listed for sale online, the Deseret News of Salt Lake City reported (

Peek-a-boo, I see you

You once were lost but now you're found.

Hondo fugitive caught in laundry hamper
By Jazmine Ulloa - Express-news

A weeklong search for a fugitive wanted in a fatal Hondo shooting took federal and area agencies across Bexar, Medina and Uvalde counties.

But the hunt ended Saturday afternoon in a laundry hamper at what was believed to be his girlfriend's home on the Northeast Side, authorities said.

The Hondo Police Department and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force nabbed Michael Anthony Rivas, 31, around 12:30 p.m. without incident at the home near Interstate 35 and Rittiman Road. He was transferred to Medina County Jail.

But, but.....

Why'd you pose nude and allow yourself to be videoed in the first place?

South San student accused of videotaping nude classmate
By Ana Ley - Express-News

San Antonio police arrested a young man accused of videotaping a nude classmate and showing the footage to other students.

Gabriel Mendoza, 18, was arrested Friday night and charged with improper photography or visual recording, a state jail felony. Bail was set at $5,000.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, students approached officials at South San Antonio High School with concerns about “sexting,” a slang term for the use of a cell phone or other devices to distribute images or video of sexually explicit content.

Gun wins

Car. Gun.

Its like rock, paper, scissors.

Officer involved shooting leads to chase
By Jazmine Ulloa - Express-News

An officer struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon fired multiple shots, hitting the driver and leading to a police chase that ended with three people under arrest, including the wounded suspect.

The incident began shortly before 5:30 p.m. when two off-duty officers with the San Antonio and Windcrest police departments spotted a stolen Chrysler PT Cruiser while on routine security patrol at the Springhill Apartments in the 4800 block of Ray Bon Drive on the Northeast Side.

The officers approached the vehicle as it pulled out of a parking spot, but the driver hit the gas and veered toward the Windcrest officer, striking his leg as he fired his weapon, authorities said. The officer suffered only minor injuries.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

God bless her and may He watch over her 13 children.

Has the World gone insane?

Pregnant Mom dies shielding schoolchildren from rooftop gunman in Brooklyn
BY Kerry Burke, Mark Morales, Bob Kappstatter AND Rocco Parascandola

A gunman perched on a Brooklyn rooftop opened fire Friday, grazing an 11-year-old girl and killing a pregnant woman who was shielding several of her kids.

A second woman was wounded when the the gunman unleashed a hail of bullets from atop a building near Public School 298 in Brownsville about 2:30 p.m., police said.

Zurana Horton, the 33-year-old pregnant woman, was hit in the head in front of the Lucky Supermarket at Pitkin Ave. and Watkins St. after she threw herself over a group of children, cops and witnesses said.

She wouldn't hold her peace

I wouldn't be looking for any wedding gifts from your Mom now.

Nev. man accused of throwing mom out of wedding
Associated Press -

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man faces misdemeanor charges after authorities say he carried his mother out of a church when she arrived to stop his wedding.

The Record-Courier reports Justin Lew Harris of Gardnerville carried his 56-year-old mother out of the church Monday as she loudly objected to the ceremony.

Harris' wedding at the Carson Valley United Methodist Church was called off after the disruption, church volunteer Jim Jameson said. Jameson didn't know what the mother's objections concerned.

Bye now

Good deal for him.

Gang member sentenced for assault rifle slaying
By Craig Kapitan - Express-News

A teen gang member who admitted to roaming the streets of a West Side neighborhood with a stolen assault rifle, his younger brother by his side, was ordered Friday to serve 25 years in prison for the killing of a 16-year-old stranger.

Israel Richard Medrano Jr., now 20, pleaded no contest to murder last month in exchange for prosecutors agreeing to ask state District Judge Ron Rangel for no more than 25 years. It's the same sentence co-defendant Vance Keenan received a year and a half earlier.

While Medrano did provide the M-14-style rifle used to gun down Paul Anthony Osoria outside an apartment complex on the night in August 2008, he only intended to point it in the air, defense attorney Michael Sawyer argued.

The finger is pointing at y'all even harder now

This doesn't bode well for the baby or her family which have moved higher up the list of suspects now.

Police: cadaver dog 'hit' at missing baby's home
Associated Press -

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say an FBI cadaver dog reacted to the scent of a dead person inside the Kansas City home where a baby girl disappeared nearly three weeks ago, and investigators discovered soil in the backyard that had been "recently disturbed or overturned," according to a released court document.

The affidavit, released Friday after being filed earlier this week in support of a search warrant targeting the family's home, also stated that the girl's mother, Deborah Bradley, "made the statement she did not initially look for her baby behind the house because she 'was afraid of what she might find.'"

Those details and others in the affidavit, publicly released for the first time Friday, led to a daylong search Wednesday of the family's home, where the parents say then-10-month-old Lisa Irwin must have been snatched in the middle of the night as the mother and two other boys slept. Bradley and the baby's father, Jeremy Irwin, reported the girl missing on Oct. 4 and have denied any role in the disappearance while insisting police have pointed the finger at them.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Reading, writing, and multiplying

What happened at school today Johnny?

My hats off to the school nurse who performed the delivery.

Also I hope the student and her child are doing well.

School nurse delivers East Central student's baby
Birth believed to be a first for school
By Lindsay Kastner - Express-News

An East Central High School student's baby was delivered Thursday afternoon by the school nurse.

The student visited the nurse's office near the end of the school day after experiencing “some discomfort,” spokeswoman Stevie Gonzales said.

She delivered there at about 3 p.m. with the assistance of the school's registered nurse, Gonzales said, and mother and baby later were transferred to the hospital along with the student's family.

New Mexico: Land of Enchantment and Purloined Panties

Theft of panties?

Either a stupid fraternity prank or the MO of a sicko.

But you can't take a chance its only a prank.

Stolen panties prompt investigation in New Mexico
Associated Press -

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Campus police at New Mexico State University are investigating claims that a man came into a woman's yard and stole panties from her clothesline.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that police responded to the woman's home Monday.

She told officers she had hung several pairs of colored underwear, two bras and some of her son's shirts on the clothesline Saturday evening. She found her gate open Sunday morning and nine pairs of panties worth about $60 were gone.

Better late than never

No statute of limitations on murder.

But I doubt she'd get convicted.

Cold case heats up with arrest 41 years later
Woman accused of killing husband with hot grease
By Zain Shauk - Houston Chronicle

HOUSTON — More than 40 years ago, an angry wife accused of killing her husband with a pot of hot grease slipped away from authorities.

She went undetected for decades before being arrested last week in a small community in south Georgia, near Valdosta.

Mary Ann Rivera, now 76 and using an oxygen tank, had been living with one of her children in Lake Park, five miles north of the Florida state line.

A disturbing story


Is it because of Halloween?

Its got to be because of Halloween.

Kendall County handling rare case of grave-robbery
By Zeke MacCormack - Express-News

Kendall County authorities are seeking the public's help solving a rare case of grave robbery.
Signs that a grave had been disturbed in the Smith Cemetery near Bergheim led investigators Wednesday to execute a search warrant, revealing that the corpse's upper portion was missing from the coffin, Chief Deputy Matt King said Thursday.
“I've never worked a case like this in 30 years in law enforcement,” said King, noting the remains were those of Lafayette Kuykendall, who was 82 when he died in 1961.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A whole lotta bang!

50,000 rounds of ammo?

What are they doing having a war?

Wait.  Nevermind.

50,000 rounds of ammo seized at border
By Lynn Brezosky - express-News

BROWNSVILLE — Federal agents seized some 50,000 rounds of ammunition and two firearms during a routine inspection at an import-export car lot near the Mexican border, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said Wednesday.

Wednesday's seizure came after a Customs and Border Protection dog reacted to a 1996 Ford F-150 pickup truck, leading agents to discover anomalies in the floor of the pickup bed.

The seized firearms included a Romanian AK-47 and a Smith & Wesson .357-caliber revolver. An AK-47 magazine and 16 M-4 assault rifle magazines also were seized.

Hi Gene!

Okay, now I am thoroughly grossed out.

No, really.

Don't touch! Study confirms your worst fears about public potties
No. 1: A new study on the germ orgies going down in America’s public restrooms truly puts the “P” in repulsive, repugnant and “Hey, how awesome are my Depends?”

No. 2: If you can, maybe just hold it until you get home.

Yes, we’re talking about relieving those two basic bodily functions and doing so in some of most bacteria-bedecked spaces anywhere. As long suspected, bathroom surfaces in U.S. restaurants, airplanes, stores, hospitals and other busy locales are often heavily contaminated with illness-causing microbes – and, in some cases, the bug colonies are even too large to measure, according to a paper to be presented Friday to the Infectious Diseases Society of America in Boston.

“I was surprised (at the sheer quantity of creepy crawlies) but, at same time, I wasn’t surprised because people use these things and people touch things,” said Dr. Lennox Archibald, an epidemiologist at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine.

“It does make you step back a bit and stake stock of the whole hand-hygiene thing,” added Archibald, who will present the findings. “And yes, it could make one paranoid.”

The rest of the story:

Free legal aid too!

Better you than me in giving them legal advice.

Occupy Wall St. protesters' rights in good hands as legal minds step up to offer their support

Hundreds of attorneys, law students and other legal minds are volunteering their skills to protect the rights of protesters in the Occupy movement, according to the National Lawyers Guild.

In New York alone, dozens of people have stepped forward to act as legal observers at marches in the past month. They don luminous green hats at rallies and document the names of those arrested in confrontations with the NYPD, and they also can be found in court.

The New York City chapter of the Lawyers Guild has about a dozen pro bono lawyers working on cases. At least 50 more attorneys are on standby if the caseload becomes overwhelming, said defense attorney Marty Stolar, who represents several protesters.

Rules? We don' need no steenkin' rules!

Basically saying to Congress, we do what we want to do.

Rule by Executive fiat.

Napolitano:  DHS authorizing illegal aliens to work in the U.S.
By Edwin Mora - CNSNews -

( -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that under the administration’s policy of exercising “prosecutorial discretion” in the enforcement of the immigration laws, her department is currently authorizing some illegal aliens to work in the United States.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking-member of the Senate Judiciary panel, asked Napolitano: “According to the information from your department, some individuals who are given relief will obtain work authorizations. So people with no right to be in the country will be allowed to work here. Is that correct?”

Napolitano said: “Well, senator, since around 1986 there has been a process where those who are technically unlawfully in the country may apply for work authorization. This goes to CIS [Citizenship and Immigration Services]. It's not an ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] or CBP [Customs and Border Protection] function. And those cases are reviewed by CIS in a case-by-case basis. So there’s no change in that process. Like I said, that goes back to the mid-80s that is contemplated now.”

The rest of the story:

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Breaking News this Morning!

So three French-Moroccan nationals were found inside the Bexar County Courthouse at 2-3 a.m.

Ostensibly, one told police they were trying to get a better view of the city.

They are all apparently on the National Terrorist watch-list, which, of course, begs the question how did they get visas to come here?

They also apparently had photos of "soft-targets" i.e. infra-structures, malls, water treatment facilities and the like with them as well.

Good Work capturing them go out to the BCSO!!  Have fun FBI and Homeland Security with them.

FBI investigating break-in at county courthouse
By Ana Ley - Express-News

The FBI and Bexar County officers are investigating a break-in at the Bexar County Courthouse downtown.

Bexar County spokesperson Laura Jesse confirmed that the FBI is investigating and that five suspects are in FBI custody. Five men are in custody. All the men are foreign nationals, she said.

Three were found inside the courthouse, two were found in a nearby recreational vehicle. Officials are trying to determine how the suspects got into the courthouse.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gang War?

Sounds like a war going on, on the East Side of town.

Fatal shooting, vehicle fire may be linked, police say
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

Three crime scenes – including a man found dead on arrival and another with a vehicle set on fire – erupted on the East Side Monday night, and police say they may be connected.

Several calls for shots fired came in around 7 p.m., and witnesses reported someone driving around in a dually pickup shooting from the back of the truck, San Antonio police Sgt. Anthony Hill said.

“It was just a roving event. Shots fired here, there, four to five calls all at once, all for shootings,” he said.


If found guilty he's toast.

Man accused of sexual assault on girl, 12
By Jessica Kwong - Express-News

A man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly sexual assaulting a 12-year-old girl multiple times.

Adam Sanchez, 24, was arrested around 9:30 a.m. and charged with one count of sexual assault of a child. Bail was set at $75,000.

San Antonio police were dispatched to the 9900 block of Wurzbach Road on Saturday for a sexual assault of a child, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.

Physician's, heal thyselves


I'm surprised however, I am sure they can overcome the issues that placed them on probation.


San Antonio's medical school on probation
By Don Finley - Express-News

San Antonio's medical school has been placed on probation by a national accrediting group, which cited 11 deficiencies in how medical students are taught and how faculty members are supervised.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center were informed of the decision in an email early Monday.

In a letter dated Oct. 14, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education — which awards accreditation to U.S. and Canadian medical schools — notified Dr. William Henrich, president of the health science center, of its decision. The organization first told the health science center it was considering probation after a late January site visit by a six-member committee.

The rest of the story:

If you build it they will come

We'll fill it.

State gives Comal County jail high marks; official says new jail necessary
By Dalondo Moultrie New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung

NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County Sheriff Bob Holder has said population growth across the county is driving the need for more jail space.

Recently, the state commission that inspects jails gave the county’s facility a clean bill of health and found no deficiencies. However, Holder, his jail administrator Major John Bell and the commission’s executive director said glowing marks do not discount the need for a new jail.

The rest of the story:

Monday, October 17, 2011

Occupy the Court?

Go for it Big Shot.

Perhaps your clients might want deferred adjudications?  What will you say to them then?

What will you say to your Bar grievance committees when you're charged with malpractice and rendering ineffective assistance of counsel ?

Dismiss all charges or we will clog up courts, lawyers for Occupy Wall Street protesters say
By Melissa Grace - NY Daily News

Next up for protesters: Occupy the Courts.

Lawyers representing about 800 Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the past month demand that prosecutors drop the charges.

If not, they say they won't deal and will insist on going to trial - putting pressure on the already overloaded Manhattan criminal courts.

"I'd like to suggest to the DA's office the appropriate way to deal with these cases is outright dismissal," said defense lawyer Martin Stolar.