Criminal Justice

'Tis a Far, Far Better Thing

‘Tis a Far, Far Better Thing

I could hear him from across the bar.     He was overweight, obnoxious, and should have known better.  Curly hair, or what was left of his curly hair, hung precariously off the back of his head and covered the back of his grey blazer.  Under that fabric drape a Hawaiian shirt exploded in yellow color.  His partially...

Aloha e komo mai... Moron Hawaii

Aloha e komo mai… Moron

So… a bit of a review up to this point…     First, Congress is empowered to make laws. (At the state level, this job is given to state legislatures.) This is painfully obvious to anyone who has even the most basic of education on American Civics.  But there is a point to it that needs to be...

Enemy of The State

Last week I received a call from a distressed client. He had just been subjected to a federal search warrant, and he was… and continues to be… terrified.   Anyone would.   His bucolic life was instantly turned upside down. He will never be the same. What portends of his future remains in question, and the trauma of the...

Why Not Mention The Hammer, Alec?

“I did not pull the trigger.”   That was the headline this morning when I sat down to my computer. Alec Baldwin, for reasons that are completely inexplicable to me, has been quoted as saying in an interview that he never pulled the trigger on the firearm that killed his cinematographer.   There is no indication that he is...

Rust

Alec, Alec, Alec.…   Been a couple of tough weeks huh?   Not as tough for you as the family of Halyna Hutchins….but hey these things happen.  At least that is what you have been telling people for years.  Guns are the problem, not the people holding them.  They just sort of go off on their own.   I respectfully suggest...

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The Most Powerful Tool

A few years back we had the good fortune of having James O’Keefe of Project Veritas come into Artemis for a little training.  If you are not familiar with Mr. O’Keefe or Project Veritas, I would highly recommend of few minutes of Google searching.   Mr. O’Keefe has made somewhat of a cottage industry of having activists...

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People v Yang

People v Yang OMFG!!!! Last week a couple of clients sent me links to a news story about a case in Northern California called People v Yang. Here are the facts of the case: Yang lives in Tulare.  He is a law abiding citizen, and possess a CCW permit.  He also was one of the thousands of individuals that...

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The French and The Romans

The French Revolution? Over the last few days, I have heard numerous references to the United States undergoing a process similar to that of the events leading up to the French Revolution.  God, help us if that is true.  The years following the French Revolution were anything but sanguine for the French people. Fortunately, I think the comparisons...