Any Discussion Open Thread
Caterpillars, moths, butterflies, a certain roach, and all creatures great and small.
Hope that this week finds you healthy and happy, and not yet fed up with politics, politics, and more politics. There are several things I have to do in the next few days, so I might not be able to blog on any particular issue that comes up in the news. We can use this open thread to discuss anything; up-date anything.
I found a few very interesting stories. In the first, Taylor Thyfault was a cadet in police training who was hit and killed during a high-speed chase in May 2015. Since then, his mother has been texting his old phone as a way to deal with her grief. She never expected a text back. Here’s the video.
The second story comes from attorney David Allen. A juror serving in a criminal case involving robbery in New York decided to post what was happening at trial to Facebook. The judge fined her $1000.
The third story comes out of Florida. The officer we see on the video has been indicted for beating the suspect. In the video, we hear the classic “stop resisting” as the officer kicks the still and handcuffed man repeatedly in his ribs.
To conclude, here’s one of my favorite musical groups from my Flower Child days who in 2013, had a reunion. Their music is timeless.