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Monday, March 17, 2014

Deliverance and Cougar Killing; Nigerian Lawyer Scams

The recent story about a young girl who shot a cougar caught my attention, and I remember thinking, why would anyone shoot a mountain lion (or bear or wolf or bobcat) that was minding its own business. Now more of the truth is coming out. She comes from a family of redneck poachers.
The pint-size slayer comes from a clan of convicted poachers that slaughtered a pair of endangered gray wolves and tried to smuggle their skins across the U.S. border a few years ago. The revelation, absent in the mainstream media accounts of the Shelby’s cougar killing, recasts the tale of the adorable deadeye and has caused the history of her kin to resurface.

“The Whites are known sons of bitches,” says Mitch Friedman, executive director of Conservation Northwest, which has championed wolf recovery in the region. “I don’t think anyone is the least bit surprised that they remain in the news.”

Every lawyer probably gets about 10 of these emails a day. I love the names they come up with:

Nigerian case of the day:

March 17, 2014

Dear Counsel,
My Name Is Nishiyo Stryker. I wish to file an enforcement petition against
my ex-spouse for breaching the court's decree with regards to payment of
child support, alimony and medical support. If you are available for such
case Kindly Advise immediately.
Nishiyo Stryker

We were referred to your firm by American Bar Association. We are inquiring for an Attorney who specializes in Breach of Contract or Litigation.

Your Sincerely,
Anna Styrud
Chief Financial Officer
Diamyd Medical AB

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