There's been an interesting discussion of manufactured apparent expertise over at SJ, which appears to have inspired Bennett to weigh in here. The spark for the discussion was one of the many blogs that not-quite-promises to generate huge wads of cash for lawyers by gaming social media and them what loves it: The thought of becoming an "expert" in 6 months may seem … [Read more...] about I’m not really an expert; I just play one in real life. Maybe.
On September 11, 1944 the first US soldiers crossed into Germany. The 80th Infantry Division under Major General Horace L. McBride -- part of the Third Army, commanded by George Patton -- secured the bridgehead at Dieulouard. Within a few days, the 4th Armored, under John Wood, would cross at the bridgehead. … [Read more...] about September 11
See update, below. Timmy Dolan isn't taking the disgrace of his deparment lying down; he's issued a stern memo decrying . . . . . . the criticism. Sigh. The Minnesota Metro Gang Strike Force scandal continues to unravel; hopefully some of the various coverups will, as well, sooner than later. Among the latest developments: Chief Tim Dolan of MPD … [Read more...] about The Silence of the Lames: MPD Edition (Updated)
Let's go to the tape. Do watch the whole thing, from beginning to end, but after you do that, let's start watching it, again, starting at 3:40 into it. 3:50 MPD squad, lights and sirens on, screams to a stop, and two cops leap out and join the struggle. The one furthest from the camera brings his fist -- it's not clear if he's holding a small weapon in it -- up and down … [Read more...] about “This is not a democracy, sir.”
Nah. Updating doesn't go quite far enough; I really should eat a little more crow. But just a little. Let's try that again -- and I'm going to leave the original up, for historical purposes. Bloggers -- well, ones who care to do it right -- don't throw errors down the memory hole. Hence, Version 1.1. Let's start off by reviewing the key paragraph in our last episode: On April … [Read more...] about The Smoking Gun, Part II: When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird Get Put on Patrol, Version 1.1