Mass. High Court: Subway Upskirt Photos Not Illegal
Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.
The State Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson of Andover, who was arrested in August 2010 by transit police.
…“Because the MBTA is a public transit system operating in a public place and uses cameras, the two alleged victims here were not in a place and circumstance where they reasonably would or could have had an expectation of privacy,” a draft of the ruling stated.
So Massachussetts will TAKE YOUR CHILD AWAY, even if you live in a different state, but, God forbid you wear a SKIRT OUTSIDE THE HOUSE.
We start off with Beau growling, snarling and lunging at their crate, as if their presence was THE single greatest surprise ever.
By the end of EVERY day, we’ve made ~ oh, shoot ~ sometimes LEAPS and BOUNDS of puppy peace progress. For instance: by the end of last evening, with only Beau on the barest minimum dosage of amitriptyline (cheap Prozac), I had NO muzzles on anyone. Dead dogs laying everywhere. Exiting politely through the patio door to go outside. A tiny flicker of hope in my bosom renewing yet again.
Everyone to OUR bedroom (Yes. FIVE dogs.) for seepy-time. Newbies together in the crate, ours OWNING the field…the floor…and our bed as usual. Snores ensue almost immediately.
This morning? Ozzie does his gentle morning shake, by tradition being the first to rise. Beau slides off the living room couch, where he wandered to sometime in the wee hours of the night. Cassie and ‘Chilles stir in the crate as Beau rounds the bedroom door…and we have an INSTANT case of:
“WHO the HELL are YOU??!!!“
Snarl. Snarl. Chomp. Chomp.
Grab him by the collar. Explain to his knucklehead they’ve been there for GOING ON TWO WEEKS NOW.
Park his ruffled ass on his palatial dog bed to get them safely out of the room.
Start the day.
ths update: So much for progress. It’s been a many stitches = many dollars day.
I know that correlation is not causation, and these rumurs have been around for a while, but still
Fifty years ago today, Muhammad Ali “shocked the world” and beat one of the most fearsome fighters ever to put on a pair of boxing gloves, heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.
…Maybe it wasn’t such a shock, as 4-decade-old documents released to The Washington Times under the Freedom of Information Act show the FBI suspected the fight may have been fixed by a Las Vegas figure tied to organized crime and to Liston. The documents show no evidence that Ali was in on the scheme or even knew about it. And nothing suggests the bureau ever fully corroborated the suspicions it investigated.
An interesting series of “coincidences,” especially to my mind at least the claim that Resnick (who played basketball at NYU) may have been involved in the CCNY point shaving scandal in 1950.
Charges dropped in fatal shooting based on Stand Your Ground law Pensacola man acted in self-defense when he shot two men, Judge rules
A judge has dismissed a murder charge under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law against a Pensacola man who shot and killed a man last year during a confrontation in his front yard.
Last April, Earl Moultrie Jr., 36, was charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Landi Benitez.
According to witness testimony, Benitez was part of a group that got into an argument with Moultrie near his home on Medford Avenue. The group reportedly followed Moultrie to his residence and threatened him and his family.
Moultrie told investigators that he fired a warning shot, then fatally shot Benitez as he approached him with a knife. Jose Joya, a 21-year-old acquaintance of Benitez, was also shot during the incident.
Five dogs, four different sized muzzles and NO one seems to think of theirs as a fashion statement.
Well, I take that back. Except Ozzie. He’ll wear anything.
On the upside, they’ve all been moving freely around the house for several extended periods today, as long as “freely” is defined as “wide circle around Beau”. We have strategically placed water bottles for face-blasts when eruptions occur. Thanks to the mesh-muzzles, it’s 90% sound and fury, vice immediate bloodbath.
…we are attempting to integrate Ebola’s two sweet puppies into our household for the 2 1/2 months while he’s in school, prior to LEAVING HIS MOMMY TO PCS TO GUAM FOR YEARS. (WWWAAAHHHHH!!!!!!! Of course, he’s THRILLED.)
It’s not going well, thanks to the general intransigence and overall surliness of two of OUR three cabal of ancient canines. (It just dawned on my math-challenged mind last night that Beau was NINE, not the seven I’ve been telling everyone. Katrina was in 2005, duh, ths.) They don’t brook intruders, however welcome, lightly, Cesar Millan and all the doogie advice online to the contrary and be damned.
As of yesterday, I have a bottle of Xanax for 3 of them, with enough pills lefover, I’m assured by the vet tech, for needy, anxious owners.
By this afternoon, I will also have three muzzles, so maybe we can have all five loose in the house at one time with a minimum of blood spilled, since the big crate the pups are in is just turning into a target at the moment.
Sinkhole opens up at National Corvette Museum, swallows cars
A massive sinkhole that opened up under a Kentucky museum Wednesday morning swallowed several vintage and rare Corvettes.
The National Corvette Museum said the Bowling Green Fire Department estimates the sinkhole to be around 25-30 feet deep and 40 feet wide.
“This is going to be an interesting situation,” Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode told the Bowling Green Daily News, noting that a structural engineer is at the Bowling Green facility to evaluate the damage inside its Sky Dome section.
Six of the cars in the sinkhole are owned by the museum; two others are owned by General Motors.
Roadside violation: Drivers, passengers say police searched inside underpants
FOREST PARK, Ga. — Officers are supposed to pull drivers over for traffic violations, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found traffic stops leading to a violation of another kind.
Driver after driver told investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer officers searched inside their pants while they were stopped for minor traffic violations. In several cases, the invasive searches targeted passengers who were riding in the car.
“He was like, ‘Just unbuckle all your clothes,’ and put his hands down inside my pants,” said Terry Phillips.
Guess he should be glad they didn’t have a police dog in the car.
San Jose Woman Duped Out Of $500K In Nigerian Online Dating Scam
SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose woman bilked out of $500,000 by a Nigerian scam artist on a dating website luckily recovered $200,000 from a bank in Turkey, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.
The case of the 66-year-old woman conned out of her money through a meeting on ChristianMingle.com should serve as a warning about fraud schemes on international dating sites, Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland said.
“You get the love drug in you and you end up getting duped,” Bourland said.
No. You were a dope dupe to begin with.
Blame that CLOYING ass jingle of theirs. Makes ME lose my mind.
(I notice it’s not in their newest solicitations, by the way.)
NEW YORK (AP) — Middle-aged men risk a faster mental decline as they age if they’ve been drinking heavily for years, new research suggests.
The study of about 5,000 British civil servants found that over a decade, the added decline was the equivalent of about two extra years of aging for a combined measure of mental abilities like reasoning, and about six years for memory. The heavy drinkers’ abilities were compared to those of men who drank moderately or abstained.
…Researchers found no such effect in women, but the study included too few female heavy drinkers to test the effect of drinking the same amount as in men, said Severine Sabia, a study author from University College London.
I draw three conclusions from this:
1) I need to join the British Civil Service
2) Women need to drink more
(CNN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel fractured her pelvis in a skiing accident in Switzerland over the holidays, her spokesman told reporters Monday.
Merkel was cross-country skiing when the accident occurred. Spokesman Steffen Seibert did not disclose the date of the incident, but said her injuries are not thought to be serious and it is thought she will make a full recovery.
It contains every single person who was living or had every lived when it was taken…except for Michael Collins, who took this photo on July 21st, 1969 as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin came back up from the Moon’s surface.
A blind man who nearly died after falling onto subway train tracks will get to keep the loyal dog who tried to save him – thanks to New Yorkers who whipped out their checkbooks to help the duo stay together.
Cecil Williams, 61 – whose 11-year-old pooch, Orlando, leaped onto the tracks after his master fainted on Tuesday – said the lovable lab will retire as a seeing-eye dog and become a pet with the help of donation money.
Williams, who will get a new service dog because Orlando is too old, had planned to give up his furry pal because his insurance plan doesn’t cover the living cost of non-working dogs, he said.
Donation cash will now pay for Orlando’s vet bills and food, which Williams said fills him with joy.
“The spirit of giving, Christmas and all that – it exists here. It’s in New York,” he said, in tears, at St. Luke’s hospital on Wednesday.
“Orlando, he’s my best buddy. He’s my pal. He takes me on the train. He takes me on the buses. He takes me everywhere I need to go. He’s a very gentle, gentleman,” he said.
No bureaucrats, no red tape.
There was an existing need and the People addressed it immediately.
If the Government had decided it would “help” Mr. Williams, imagine how much time it would have taken them, and imagine how much it would have cost if it ever actually got done.
In fact, I fear that the government will get their revenge and punish Mr. Williams as I expect them to declare that the monies raised now render him ineligible for whatever public benefits he currently receives…