Sunday, October 27, 2013

News, Etc.

Obituary: Actress Marcia Wallace, 70, known for her work for The Simpsons and the Bob Newhart Show, has died. No cause was given, but she had battled breast cancer on and off for years.

The reporter must have been inspired by the recent Jodi Arias and Debra Milke farces to write about prosecutorial misconduct in Arizona:

In half of all capital cases in Arizona since 2002, prosecutorial misconduct was alleged by appellate attorneys. Those allegations ranged in seriousness from being over emotional to encouraging perjury.

Nearly half those allegations were validated by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Only two death sentences were thrown out — one for a prosecutor’s tactics that were considered overreaching but not actual misconduct because a judge had allowed him to do it.

Two prosecutors were punished, one with disbarment, the other with a short suspension.

There seldom are consequences for prosecutors, regardless of whether the miscarriage of justice occurred because of ineptness or misconduct.

In fact, they are often congratulated.

Or, like Juan Martinez, they actually have groupies following them around.

The NEA is on a suicide mission with articles like this one.

Common Core is the death of public education in this country although a backlash has started to develop against it.

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