Saturday, December 3, 2016

#IllegalParking

Not sure why a handicapped plackard is on a hotrod in a nonspace. Guy stayed for awhile too so he wasn't idling.


 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Some police need to quit arresting the #mentallyill for no reason #SocialSecurityDisability #lawyerslife

Too many of my clients are arrested for being mentally ill and being in areas where yuppies frequent. If you've ever been on 4th Street in Winston-Salem, you know that it is where professional people go to eat, watch movies, and have fun in the revitalized downtown. The unspoken rule, as best I can tell, is for the police to keep homeless people away. Many of the homeless are mentally ill. They are existing, and that's all they are doing. But the police don't like that. They think it is bad for business, so they "clear out the undesirables (that's how they view them)". Many police are understanding, and they don't arrest without a valid reason. There aren't enough understanding police, though, and people get arrested for being mentally ill. Unfortunately, this will only get worse in January.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Feckless #Charlotte DA decides not to charge #KeithScott killer, who is a police officer

We should criminalize police killing black men for no reason; murder is murder or at least criminally negligent homicide. Don't tell me it is okay because it was a black man killing another black man. That's a stupid argument. We have a problem in this country. Police are killing black men for no reason, lots of them.

There was no reason to kill Keith Scott. His wife begged and pleaded with the police not to, and they did it anyway. Then the police planted a gun. Allegedly the gun was "stolen in Gastonia." Why would Scott steal a gun and brandish it in front of the police? That's just crap. The police planted it, and now the DA isn't charging the police officer. How very convenient. Disgusting.

There needs to be justice in this country, not just senseless "law and order."

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A day in the life of a #lawyer

I thought I would take an Excel class to brush up. So this instructor has tried to sell classes the whole time; it is shameless and wastes time. He's making huge assumptions about levels of education by stating we didn't receive proper instruction in technology. Speak for yourself. Categorical statements tend to be invalid. Likewise, I don't fall into the technology as a panacea trap. Reading and writing are still the most essential skills because they teach you to think. I've not identified myself as a lawyer nor have I attacked him verbally. I'm exercising great restraint.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Will our #republic survive?

Tough to say. We are in uncharted waters. Those waters are about to get a lot rougher. Our liberties are about to be threatened in ways we cannot comprehend. I hope I'm wrong, but I don't think I am.

We shall see what the future has in store, but I do think, if our republic fails, there will be no more republics. It is scary, but there are too many things happening to think otherwise.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

#micropoetry "One Week After"

Seven days ago
yet very present still.
It will be more true
with the passage of time.
Like a black cloud that grows
until all we see is black
on January 20, 2017.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

#Vote on #ElectionDay

Whatever you political affiliation, please vote. It is important to be part of this process because it is one of the things that makes us American. Make your voice heard through your vote. It counts. People may argue otherwise, but it counts. It counts a lot.

This is always a happy day because it is about celebrating our rights and the peaceful transition of power, something that is a relatively new concept in world history.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Can you #copyright a tree? #lawyers

I'm not sure I agree. Statues or other works of art may be owned, but are they properly copyrighted? Arguably they are given copyright protection because they are in a "fixed form," but it can get more complicated. It isn't clear.

Regarding pictures of nature in the park, can you copyright a tree? That would be hard.