Jim Knows Best!

Ok, check this out. On Steinersports.com you can find a Jim Leyritz autographed baseball with the inscription “Don’t Drink and Drive”. So is he sending a good message or making money off of a mistake? it looks to me like Steiner and Leyritz are profiting of his drunk driving accident that killed Fredia Veitch. To be fair Fredia Veitch was drunker than he was and was not wearing a seatbelt. That may be why he was acquitted of the DUI Manslaughter charge.
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Grossly Innacurate Headline

This does not need much commentary. It’s from HoustonChronicle.com.
The headline is “Drunken driver convicted in officer’s death”. The story…

Richard Anthony Sandoval, 23, will face a maximum of 20 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday of intoxication assault of a police officer.

HPD officer Lloyd Morrison, 51, was investigating a crash on the Gulf Freeway when he was struck by a car driven by Sandoval and pinned against a firetruck May 23, 2009. Morrison testified that he suffered two broken legs and an injured shoulder.

Jurors in state District Judge Shawna Reagin’s court will continue hearing testimony today.

Ummmm… (more…)

Published in: on October 14, 2010 at 1:42 am  Leave a Comment  
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Hire This Man

Now I’m writing this blog post based on one online newspaper article, so it could be that some facts are omitted which would cause me to change my stance. That being said “Sgt. Osvaldo Hernandez has been trying to join the NYPD since 2008, but was blocked because of a 2002 gun arrest.”
When he young Hernandez was caught with a gun in his car and did 8 months in jail before joining the Army. Since then he has proven himself in combat, both as a leader and as a subordinate. (more…)

Facebook Ad Fail

Facebook ads annoy me to no end. I got my degree in criminal justice so they’re usually showing some badass, yet entirely unrealistic police car, and asking me if I’m X years old, depending on how old I am at the time. Last year it would have been “24 years old? Looking for a job in criminal justice? The FBI, DEA and OSHA Need 24 year olds to fight crime!” or something like that. Now they replaced the 24 with 25, due to the fact that I had a birthday. The pictures they use are generally unappealing and ridiculous.

Today they took that to a whole new level.

Exhibit A:

Are you serious? (more…)

Published in: on September 28, 2010 at 3:43 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Anti-Law Enforcement Media Bias

This headline writer has no shame at all. “No indictment for officer in Taser dare” and the name of the page is even worse. “No indictment for officer who tased woman, 72, on a dare”. It makes it appear as though that was his sole reason for tasing her, when in fact, it wasn’t part of the equation. He felt he was unable to gain control of the situation with any other technique. He tried verbal commands and that didn’t work. He didn’t want to put his hands on her, I’m sure. So he tased her. Probably not the smartest move, but he didn’t “tase her on a dare.” That’s just bullshit (I tried not to use that phrase but nothing else fit) and the Houston Chronicle should be ashamed of itself for running that headline.

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How Stupid Can You Be?

The story starts off simply enough.

HOUSTON – A Houston woman has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of and 8-year-old girl.
Vilma Rivas Buchala, 45, is charged with failure to stop and render aid.

Tragic, but not exceptionally interesting (a tragedy in itself) until you read on. (more…)

Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Washington Admits Drug Use… News?

Someone is in denial. A guy plays baseball in the 70s and 80s and then in 2010 it’s news that he used amphetamines and marijuana during his playing career?!

His press conference photo looked exactly like a mugshot. Don't you think?

Even this MLB.com article knows enough to say “But the use of amphetamines or “greenies” was widespread throughout baseball going back to at least the 1960’s and most likely well before that.” Everyone used them. They may slightly enhance a players performance, but they should in no way be grouped with tradition PEDs like steroids and HGH. Not only that but they weren’t banned at the time. That being said, marijuana is illegal now and was illegal then. But… Let’s get real. Punishing a guy for smoking a little pot in the 70s just doesn’t make sense to me. (more…)

What the Zeus Virus Looks Like

I thought I knew about all the phishing techniques, and they all sounded pretty avoidable. How in the hell had I never heard of this? It’s a beauty and it’s called a Zeus Virus.

Zeus is a financial malware. It infects consumer PCs, waits for them to log onto a list of targeted banks and financial institutions, and then steals their credentials and sends them to a remote server in real time. Additionally, it may inject HTML into the pages rendered by the browser, so that its own content is displayed together (or instead of) the genuine pages from the bank’s web server. Thus, it is able to ask the user to divulge more personal information, such as payment card number and PIN, one time passwords and TANs, etc.

Not only can most virus software not detect it, but you can be looking right at the effects of it and fail to see it yourself. (more…)

February 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

On March 1st I take my ASVAB as I begin the road to Army OCS. But before I can do that I have to post the February 2010 link dump and the military had some news that will be making this list. For starters…

An unmanned Blackhawk Helicopter is in the works
. The only drawback is this assures there will be no sequel to Black Hawk Down. <Yahoo!>

I finally saw The Hurt Lockerand I thought it was great (though I’d love to hear from actual EOD personnel). Surprisingly those brilliant people who give it out major movie awards have acknowledged it’s greatness. Will the academy? <Yahoo!>

Crime does pay, and it pays very well (in Canada). <CBC>

Ever wonder what a baseball player’s fan mail looks like? Scroll down to February 25th on Pat Neshek’s blog. (more…)

Not This Again

If there’s one type of person I can’t stand (and believe me, there’s more than one) it is family/friends of deceased or incarcerated criminals who can’t see their family member or friend with any objectivity whatsoever. I admit, that may not be fair of me. It’d be a tough situation. But tough situations can be handled well. If your dad flies a plane into a government building, calling him a “hero” is not handling it well. Even if you offer your “deepest condolences” to the victim’s family. That’s just like a slap in the face. “I’m sorry your dad is dead, but my dad is a hero for doing that thing caused your dad to die.”

Joe Stack’s daughter, Samantha Bell, also had this to say “But if nobody comes out and speaks up on behalf of injustice, then nothing will ever be accomplished,” Uhhh hello? Start a blog or something like the rest of us are doing! You want to talk about injustice? Here’s a story about this fellow who survived two tours of duty in Vietnam (more…)

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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