|Chino & Handy 2003|
The disarray economically and politically is creating malaise and increasing anger in our public spheres. Diversity is tearing this country apart. For a nation to be strong, a homogenous population sharing a common language, values and religion - as in Judeo-Christian - is a prerequisite for stability. We now are a massive welfare state where 47% do not pay any income tax and the rest of us support them.
Managed to get in several good rides during the late summer and autumn. Postings will be forthcoming.
Several very difficult forensic cases consumed my time throughout the year. The broken system becomes ever more evident. The maliciousness of prosecutors and the lack of separation between the investigative police units and prosecutors insures that unbiased and fair investigative techniques are a thing of the past. I did participate in one "win" in federal court on a homicide up on the Hopi Reservation. The investigative process of the FBI was substandard and cursory to say the least. I did the shooting reconstruction and my belief was that the defendant should have walked away with time served. But, the system demands its blood debt regardless of the circumstances. The law has become so hyper-rationalized as Max Weber pointed out that the realities of human interaction and response are virtually ignored - unless one is a celebrity or a politician. I worked with great attorneys this year and their efforts on behalf of the defendants have been remarkable.
|Stormy & Handy 2007|