Category: petty tyranny

  • Kenneth R. Kratz: “The Prize”

    Elected Republican Calumet County, Wisconsin District Attorney Kenneth R. Kratz got caught texting the complainant in a domestic-violence assault case. He was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend while trying to get into her pants. Im serious! Im the atty. I have the $350,000 house. I have the 6-figure career. You may be the tall, young, hot nymph, […]

  • Petty Attorney Bullshit

    The receptionist was okay with me perusing their wardrobe, but the public defender herself came up and asked me who was going to get the clothes. Not just a public defender, but the public defender, the county official in charge of the office. She told me she would not let my client wear one of […]

  • A Quick Study

    From Houston’s Fox 26 News: Pat Lykos regrets using the word “incompetent.”

  • Williamson County Discovery

    In response to this post, in which I talked about Williamson County, Texas’s criminal discovery policy, WilCo DA John Bradley emailed me: In Williamson County, a defense lawyer receives full and complete discovery, including access to offense reports, before any trial. Mr. Hampton’s commentary is not accurate. Our discovery is more limited if there is […]

  • How to Turn Villains Into Victims

    Heath and Deborah Campbell, the asshats who named their kids “Adolf Hitler Campbell”, “JoyceLynn Aryan Nation Campbell”, and “Honszlynn Hinler Jeannie Campbell”, have to go to court to try to get their kids back after the three children were snatched by New Jersey’s Division of Youth and Family Services. The local chief of police “didn’t […]

  • Open Letter to the Judiciary

    My Harris County colleagues may have seen this already — it was my President’s Letter in the Winter 2008-09 HCCLA Defender — but I think it might be worth publishing a little more broadly. To the Harris County Judiciary:     Wow. That was a surprise, wasn’t it? Who’d’ve thought that remaining judge in Harris County […]

  • Sic Semper Tyrannis

    When Gale Ladehoff, principal of the Clear Horizons Early College High School in the Clear Creek Independent School District (and Official Woman), assigned a student to Saturday school because of excessive absences, she may not have known that the absences were due to a medical condition. She may not have known that this unwarranted discipline […]