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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Dallas Police Use of Robot to Deliver Bomb - Bleeding Hearts Wring Their Hands

Some of the bleeding heart types have been handwringing about the Dallas police taking out the cop killer using a robot to deliver explosives. On some of the lawyer blogs they are wailing about  the poor suspect (can’t call him a murderer or assassin) being denied his “due process.” Some compared it to using drones to kill terrorists. Well .... what's the problem?

I’m glad the police killed him and it was fitting and right the way they did it. As for “due process,” here’s my take on whether the police followed the law.

Under Texas Penal Code Sec. 9.51, a peace officer is justified in using deadly force against another when and to the degree the officer reasonably believes the deadly force is immediately necessary to make an arrest, or to prevent escape after arrest and 1) the officer reasonable believes there is a substantial risk that the person to be arrested will cause death or seriously bodily injury to the actor or another if the arrest (or action) is delayed.

In my career I’ve sued police officers three times, so I am not shy about holding them accountable when they have crossed the line. In the Dallas case, any lawyer who would sue the police should be laughed out of court. And I’m fed up with all the Black Lives Matter crap. The media will say that some upstanding father of five was shot by police. They leave out the fact that all five children are illegitimate, by different “baby mamas,” and the poor victim didn’t support any of them, or that he had an extensive criminal record.

Ribbons and Teddy Bears Don't Help

Every time there's another terrorist attack in Paris, Boston, Orlando, Sacramento and now Dallas, people start little memorials with teddy bears, ribbons, flowers and so on, and have vigils and send out their "thoughts and prayers." The lead story in today's Kerrville Daily Times is about a group of homeschoolers and their mothers standing in front of the police departments holding signs saying if you support the men in blue honk your horn. The picture shows two kids and one adult. I suppose this makes the well wishers feel warm and fuzzy but it does nothing to fix the problem. Why not raise money for the families of the fallen officers?

If you know who to contact to contribute to a fund for the families and the officers who were wounded but survived please email me or post a comment. You can do it anonymously.

Disbarred Lawyer Named the Richest Attorney in the World
Money Inc. recently announced the world’s richest lawyer, and he’s disbarred. Richard “Dickie” Scruggs of Mississippi has an estimated $1.7 billion of wealth, and the publication stated that when he was a practicing attorney, the University of Mississippi Law School alum had accumulated almost a $1 billion suing various companies.
However, Scruggs’ winning streak stopped after pleading guilty for judicial corruption in 2007. He was convicted in 2008 and sentenced to federal prison for six years. Now at 70, he is a free man who was allowed to keep his wealth, and he went on the record stating that he blamed himself for his downfall. Scruggs had been convicted of bribing Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter with the promise of getting him a federal judgeship. DeLaughter had been presiding over one of Scruggs’s cases. The wealthy attorney was also convicted of bribing another judge with $40,000.

1 comment:

  1. Waving signs or wearing Tee Shirts with messages of police support does not do a thing for the police. It does bring attention to the actor, and that is what is at the core of these actions.