DUIs, bullying, and MoJo all among out topics.
How does a man get 10 DUIs before he is sentenced to serious jail time? I'm pretty liberal and understand circumstances can lead people to do bad things, but somewhere between the 3rd and 6th DUI wouldn't eben the most considerate judge say "Enough"? I'm with Judge Fregatio who said he only wished he could legally sentence this guy to MORE than the 5 year maximum. On the other hand, it's sad that in our state court systems there is no real mechanism for people to get treatment for addiction when they're inside. When this guy gets out after 5 years he'll still have an alcohol problem.
MoJo is thinking about Governor again. In a Politico piece, Sentor Manchin says running for Governor again is a "big option" that he is "absolutely" considering. The piece also suggests Manchin would be a very powerful Democrat figure if the GOP takes control of the Senate.
In the Pittsburgh area, a high school special ed student taped his classmates bullying him. And the special ed student was charged with felony wiretapping!!!! (It was later reduced to disorderly conduct.) So the school didn't feel it was important to see just what kind of bullying was going on? Or how the teacher handled it? But they immediatly felt the special ed kid should have been charged for trying to prove he was being bullied?? Seriously?