Racial Inequality Is Alive And Kicking, No Matter What Fox News Says

If all you listened to was right-wing pundits, you could be forgiven for thinking that the civil rights movement was hundreds of years ago, instead of less than fifty. You could easily assume that racial inequality doesn’t exist, and that people are poor simply because they’re lazy. You would believe that America is a land […]

Du Pont Heir Given No Jail Time For Sexual Assault of Daughter, Judge Said He ‘Will Not Fare Well’ in Prison

I’ve read this story about three times and not once has it made any sense to me whatsoever.  I read it and I just can’t help but continue to think to myself, “This can’t be a true story.”  But sadly, it is. Robert H. Richards IV, a du Pont heir, had his 8-year prison sentences […]

Alabama Man Who Got No Jail Time for Three Rape Convictions Gets Lighter Sentence Upon Appeal

Sometimes there are stories that just leave me utterly speechless.  The original story about a case in Alabama where Austin Smith Clem, who had been found guilty of rape three times yet got zero jail time, was one of those stories.   When I had first heard about it, I really didn’t even know what to think. […]

The Bipartisan Proposal to Reduce Spending That Not Enough of Us are Talking About

Many who read this blog and/or are fans of my page (Politically Preposterous) know that I’m an attorney who practices mainly criminal defense (among other things). I’m also a staunch supporter of 4th Amendment rights, repeal of prohibition-style marijuana laws, and fairness in sentencing for other drug offenses. With that being said, on October 16th, […]