Open Thread for Thursday, May 8th

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Good evening:

A few days ago, I posted an article titled, We must substantially increase funding for public defense, and I am pleased to report that the Massachusetts Bar Association is recommending substantial increases in pay for their public defenders and prosecutors.

Montana has a case that is similar to Byron Smith’s ambush case in Minnesota. 17-year-old Diren Dede, an exchange student from Germany, was shot to death by Markus Kaarma, 29, in Missoula, Montana around midnight on April 27th. Dede was playing a game that teenagers call garage hopping in which they sneak into a garage looking for stuff to take, like beer. Kaarma had set a trap installing motion sensors in his garage and leaving his garage door open. When Dede triggered the sensors, Kaarma grabbed his shotgun, opened the door to the garage and started shooting, killing Dede. Yet another gun freak itchin’ to kill a teenager finds out that the use of deadly force must be reasonably necessary or you get charged with murder.

What’s on your mind?

Please make a donation. Pretty much everyone forgot to do so last month and we have received only two donations this month for a total of $20.

Thanks, Fred

2 Responses to Open Thread for Thursday, May 8th

  1. bettykath says:

    I’ve been lax in contributions. Just about got caught up from all the really high heating bills, etc. but ended up with a visit to the dr. just to keep the pressure on.

  2. bettykath says:

    I heard a report today that a hair dresser in a salon heard him say very recently that he was ready to kill some kid. If you really want to protect your “stuff” from burglars, you don’t leave your doors unlocked or your garage door open or make your place look like no one’s home. Timers are great for turning on lights or TVs or radios.

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