Monday, August 27, 2007

Guilty :- (

Here's one that's hard to imagine. Say you're on trial for involvement in a murder - specifically, 45 murders of Zapatista sympathizers in Acteal, Chiapas a decade ago. But the ballistics report says that the guns entered as evidence could not have fired the kind of bullets pumped into the victims. Good news for you! But the the judge decides to disregard the ballistics report. Why? Because he checked Wikipedia, and Wikipedia says otherwise. Have a nice 25 years.

We link to Wikipedia a lot here because, well known shortcomings aside, it's accurate enough for our self-indulgent little dipshit website. But, Christ...Wikipedia can't decide if David Lee Roth was born in Bloomington, Indiana, or Swampscott! I thought there was only one Mexican judge crooked enough to send 18 people to jail for a quarter-century based on something he saw on the internet, and he just resigned as Attorney General of the United States earlier this morning.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Keep indulging yourself because some of us enjoy reading your musings and news.

Burro Hall said...

Great...more pressure.

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Mexican prosecuters could benefit from more information exchanges and training with their US counterparts. The federal prosecutors of Leonard Peltier withheld ballistics reports that showed that Leonard's gun could not have killed the 2 FBI agents (wrong caliber), and demonstrated instead that the lethal bullets came from the FBI's caliber arms. When the ballistics reports were forcibly released years later, the Federal judge did not find either the govt's. withholding of evidence or the evidence itself sufficient reason to review or re-open Peltier's case. It's tough for ordinary people to understand the intricacies of our justice systems.

"Evidence, we don't need no stinking evidence..."

D.S. Monoclonius said...

I thought David Lee Roth was born in Louisville, shows you what I know.

Burro Hall said...

You're thinking of Hunter S. Thompson.