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Criminal defense in Austin Texas.

Probation revocations, and another LOL moment

| January 7, 2009

Probation revocation cases don’t usually get set for trial.  There’s several good reasons for this, including the fact that a judge can revoke a person’s probation for even the most trivial of reasons, and the fact that it’s the judge, and the judge alone, who gets to make that decision. So when the judge tells […]

Human Shields

| January 7, 2009

As long as I’m rambling, there’s another thing. “Human shields.”  Whenever they shoot, or blow up civilians they say the enemy was using them as “human shields.” Israel has been saying this about Gaza.  Before that, Lebannon.  And before that, US spokespeople said the same thing about Iraqis.  I don’t know who gets credit for […]

“If someone was sending rockets…” (Palestine)

| January 7, 2009

This afternoon I caught a bit of Obama’s statement on the fighting in Gaza.  I was only half watching, but I remember they’d just switched over from talking about a group of Palestinian children, who’d been killed by an Israeli rocket. “If somebody was sending rockets into my house,” I heard him say, “Where my […]