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Blawg Review #271

Since July 5 is X-Day, this Blawg Review will reflect upon the Church of the SubGenius.TM If you are already celebrating X-Day, congratulations. If you were unaware that today is X-Day, most likely this information was once in your possession…


Judge Reprimanded for Jailing Guy Who Gave Him the Raspberry

I think I'm with the judge on this one, even if the state supreme court said he screwed up. Municipal Court Judge Emery Toth was reprimanded last month for violating the New Jersey Code of Judicial Conduct by "speaking disrespectfully…


Wellford Police Allowed to Chase Criminals Again

Criminals in Wellford, South Carolina, now must again be concerned that police may come after them, even if they are more than an arm's-length away. WSPA News reported recently that Mayor Sallie Peake decided to rescind the no-chase policy she…



Murder Convicted Of Murder

In a not-shocking development in this now-seven-year-old drama, rapper Corey Miller has been convicted for a second time of the 2002 murder of a fan at a nightclub in Harvey, Louisiana.  Miller was originally convicted in September 2003, but a…


Jefferson Convicted of Bribery, Storing Cash in Freezer

Former U.S. representative William Jefferson was convicted today (Aug. 5) on 11 of 16 bribery counts. A jury found that Jefferson, a Democrat from Louisiana who was on the House Ways and Means trade subcommittee, had used his position to…



Anti-Beer-Pong Law Defeated by Furious Citizens

“We’re getting inundated with so many e-mails that I don’t have the time to fool with it,” said Maryland state senator George Della Jr. (D-Baltimore).  He was explaining why he had withdrawn Senate Bill 233, a bill he introduced that…


Florida Driver Cited For Speeding, 49 Or So Other Violations

Laying a claim to the title of World's Worst Driver, or maybe just Least Likely to Be Allowed to Ever Drive Again, 46-year-old Elvis Barrett racked up approximately 50 traffic citations in a brief period on the morning of February 5. …


Man Cited for “Riding White Horse in a Snowstorm”

I put that in quotes only because it sounded to me like some kind of drug-related slang term, but in fact it was exactly what it describes. Police in Cody, Wyoming, said they cited a 28-year-old man on Sunday for public…