The last two remaining co-defendants in the Michael Vick dog fighting case who have not yet pled guilty have now indicated that they will plead guilty, leaving Vick and his counsel to contemplate a very lonely counsel table when trial begins on November 26, 2007. Sources are whispering that Vick and his attorneys are trying to negotiate a deal that would call for less than a year in prison.
Query: Is a year in jail sufficient punishment for a person who abuses animals on the scale Vick is accused of doing? Would you support your football team in employing Vick if he pleads guilty and does time in jail?
PADILLA JURY OUT?
The Federal Blog has coverage of the closing arguments in the Padilla case. Markus reports second hand that the word is that Padilla’s counsel did a fantastic job. Go check out the Blog for coverage. Rumpole says the over/under is Monday for a verdict. We bet over.
BROWARD JAIL SLOW POKES
This Sun Sentinel article touches on what we have all known about the Broward Jail: That it takes forever to be released even after a bond is posted. The article is
What is it about North of The Border that just makes them so difficult? They send more people to prison than any other circuit, and even when you should be released from jail, they hang on to you like a Judge clutching a free chicken wing at a fund raiser. We smell a class action lawsuit brewing here. Anyone know Hank Adorno’s number in Atlanta?
MEGA HURRICANE DEAN
In an effort to fulfill our public service requirements we will be posting the National Weather Service’s Advisory’s along with the Channel 7/Miami Herald interpretation of the advisory:
Tropical Storm DEAN Public Advisory
WTNT34 KNHC 142045
TROPICAL STORM DEAN ADVISORY NUMBER 6
NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042007
500 PM AST TUE AUG 14 2007
...DEAN MOVING WESTWARD ACROSS THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC...
(Miami is going to be hit. Bet on it.)
INTERESTS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF
DEAN. (People in Miami should start panicking now.)
DEAN IS MOVING QUICKLY TOWARD THE WEST NEAR 21 MPH...33 KM/HR...AND
THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE DURING THE NEXT 24
HOURS. (This sucker is racing to destroy our way of life.)
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH...65 KM/HR...WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS. (This is the big one.)
TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES...55 KM
FROM THE CENTER. (No way this misses us. Buy lots of Heralds and watch channel 7 obsessively for the next month.)
See You In Court after we put up our shutters.