This is a test of Simplenote and WordPress for Android. It looks like the combination will make it easy peasy to publish simple posts from my tablet. KLP | Posted from a small device.
There are many beautiful, ugly, fascinating, and maddening things about my work. I’m a criminal defense attorney and my specialty is assaultive offenses with allegations of family violence. It revolves around the human condition. It’s definitely not boring. When I encounter something ugly, such as a lying cop, I try to take it in stride, take care of business, and move on to the next important thing. But every now and then something strikes […]
Austin Justice was MIA for a while because my old hosting account provider closed up shop and it took me a while to look for a replacement. Getting the new blog nicely set up and restoring the old content is sure to be a slow work in progress but it’s still nice to have a place of my own in the blogosphere again.
9/11 was a double tragedy. Beyond the obvious tragedy of lost lives, it was the beginning of a steady erosion of our system of constitutional rights. Benjamin Franklin said that he who gives up freedom for safety deserves neither. Growing up, I could never have imagined that the people of our nation would one day tolerate being groped as a “security” measure to ride an airplane. Nor would I have believed […]
I just heard through the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association grapevine that APD has now gone to a practice of “No Refusals” all the time for DWI investigation. Apparently, this change in policy was NOT accompanied by an announcement in the media so if you’re in Austin, you might want to pass this along to your friends.
The Statesman is reporting today that three UT football players were arrested on Sixth Street for “failure to obey a lawful order.” If you’re thinking that sounds like a military crime or something out of an Orwellian dystopia, think again. Although there is no such crime in the Texas Penal Code, there actually is a City of Austin Ordinance that states that a person commits a criminal offense if he […]
Officer: Roddy Adcock. Agency: Round Rock Police Department. Alleged Misconduct: Threatened to kill his wife and destroyed some of her belongings. She obtained a protective order against him and he was arrested and charged with criminal mischief. Disciplinary Action: Relieved of his duty with pay while an investigation is pending; may face additional charges. Source: This Statesman article..