Seriously: A former University of Virginia lacrosse player is liable for fatally beating his girlfriend in 2010 and must pay $15 million in damages in a wrongful death lawsuit, a jury found Monday. George Huguely V is currently serving a 23-year prison sentence in the killing of Yeardley Love after being convicted of second-degree murder during a 2012 criminal trial. Huguely and Love both played lacrosse at UVA and had a two-year, on-again, off-again relationship before Yeardley was found beaten to death in her off-campus apartment. The finding of willful and wanton misconduct means that Huguely will not be able to have the $15 million in compensatory damages dismissed by a bankruptcy court if he argues that he does not have the assets to pay the judgment. The guy has served 10 years of a 23-year sentence, there is nothing to indicate he has or will have enough (or any) money to pay this judgment. It’ll hang over his head the rest of his life, probably stymy any employment opportunities, and just sit in the court records. It accomplished nothing. (IMHO)
This is just wrong: Did you know that in some states, if you miss one tax payment, local politicians will take your home, sell it and keep all the profits? Really. Tawanda Hall was behind on her taxes. She works as a nursing assistant. She was on a payment plan but had missed $900. She didn’t expect Southfield, Michigan, to take her entire house because of that. It was worth $286,000 more than what she owed. When Hall found out she was going to lose her home, she tried to pay off the debt. she tried to pay off the debt. “I went to the mayor’s office, I went down to the city county building,” she says. “They didn’t want our money. They said no.” If you are behind on taxes, even just $10 behind, 11 states allow local governments to sell your home and keep all its value. I may not be a lawyer, and I never played one on tv, but even I see this is freakin’ wrong. State legalized theft.
A sad Good-Bye: David Birney, actor, has passed at the age of 83. Now why do I mention an actor from the 60’s to 80’s? While filming an episode of the original 5-0, I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Birney. We sat and talked over a shooting break. I mentioned I had just seen a “Police Story” episode where he played an L.A. police officer I was familiar with, and I told him how much I had enjoyed it. He later appeared as “Serpico” in a short-lived series. To me, he was a nice guy and a good actor. His talent will be missed.
Advice not needed: Males who identify as women should call the cops if they are asked to leave a women’s toilet, a transgender NGO has suggested. In a post on the organization’s website, Mermaids said that those who identify as being transgender still have the right to enter single-sex locations despite the recent EHRC (Equities and Human Rights Council) ruling. The NGO then makes a number of recommendations for what someone should do if they are asked to leave a single-sex location, like call 911, call a friend “you trust”, or go “someplace you feel safe”. Hey, some people find a guy in the woman’s bathroom with their wife, daughter, or granddaughter, the only thing we’ll need to call is an ambulance. If your uncomfortable using the MENS, wait until the women’s is empty.
Answer: Hey Tim Cook. Your answer to the demands of “Apple Together” should be 2 1/2 simple words; “You’re fired”. Put an end to employees telling an owner what he should do. They can all be replaced, should be replaced, and it would probably be replaced pretty quick.
Too much government: Nina Jankowicz, the leader of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) new Disinformation Governance Board expressed fears of “free speech absolutists” like Elon Musk taking over social media platforms — after she was hired by the government. She indicated more censorship was necessary. Excuse me for throwing the big yellow bullshat flag. Free Speech definition: “The right to freedom of speech allows individuals to express themselves without government interference or regulation. The Supreme Court requires the government to provide substantial justification for the interference with the right of free speech where it attempts to regulate the content of the speech.” So there is either free speech or there isn’t. There is no censorship. Period.