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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Stories in the News: 'If At First You Don't Succeed'

Above, a home for terror training or an abandoned Miami building? Jurors get to make the call again this week.
A group of Miami men accused of planning to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago as part of an Islamic jihad returned to federal court this week in Miami as prosecutors try for a third time to win convictions.

The government’s first two efforts ended in mistrials. And legal analysts say the prosecutors face an even greater challenge this time because, nearly three years after the men were arrested, the public mind-set has changed.

Some of the stories from the NY Times...

Another disturbing feature in the news today is the trend that federal Latino prisoners are growing disproportionately to their numbers in the population. Blame it on immigration, drug crimes or discrimination, it is an eye opening article. This is not what Governor Crist had in mind when he started promoting diversity in our community.

Here also is the report on forensics we have been previously alerted to:

It is comforting to know that in Bartow, they do not have such stress. You see, they just did a three day prostitution sting and arrested 24 men, one as young as 20 years old, another 72. Not bad. Never give up. Glad they have their priorities in order.

And just a week ago I blogged about a St. Lucie firefighter who absconded from a crash scene with a severed foot, claiming that she needed it to train her 'cadaver' dog. Always good to have a public purpose behind your pilfering. So these St. Lucie firefighters lead interesting lives. Here are two trying to capture my own heart. Inbetween fire fights, they grow their own pot. See, it's not just Michael Phelps. It's normal to do pot.

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