Getting ready to go to the radio station to do “Forensic Friday” on NEWS TALK 590 WVLK AM. Tune in Crime-Fighters.
1. BIRTHDAY GIRL: Katie M. Webster celebrated her birthday, and, as usual felt humiliated by wearing our traditional birthday hat and being serenaded by a pretty lousy rendition of “Happy Birthday” from her co-workers. Happy Birthday Katie. We are so glad you are part of our Kick-Ass crime-fighting’ team.
2. MURDER TRIAL: Day 3 of our murder trial. Prosecutors Lou Anna Red Corn & David Startsman and Victim Advocate Briana Persley make up the our crack team. We’ll keep you up you date.
3. DRUG ADDICTED BABIES: The number of babies being born in Kentucky is increasing because of the drug addiction of their mothers. Most of those little people require hospitalization. What a lousy way to start life.
And for those who continue to tell us that drugs should be legalized because they think they are “victim-less crimes,” I suggest they spend some time in a hospital neo-natal unit and rock these inconsolable babies who are also addicted to their mother’s drug habit.
1. SMART GIRL SCOUT: Hey! Get your post marijuana “Munchies” here! – This Girl Scout knows how to sell Girl Scout Cookies. A San Francisco Girl Scout set up her cookie stand outside of a Calif.
Medical marijuana store and sold out her entire supply of cookies in just 45 minutes.
1. “SMART PISTOLS” HIT THE SHELVES IN CALIFORNIA:
2. CALIFORNIA GOV. “MOONBEAM” JERRY BROWN IS RELEASING ‘LIFERS’ AT A RECORD PACE:
3. TRACKING RELEASED PRISONERS BY GPS IS A DANGEROUS DISASTER IN CALIFORNIA. I WONDER ABOUT KENTUCKY.
1. DEATH PENALTY NEWS: Disappointing results for a recent anti-death penalty poll. Even after they y skewed the question to to encourage a response that was opposed to the death penalty they got crushed. Ohio residents still overwhelmingly favor the death penalty 2 to 1.
2. REPEAT FELONY OFFENDERS KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON IN LEXINGTON: Overall crime is down in Lexington. We are a pretty damned safe city. However, property crimes continue to plague us. Especially by these Repeat Felony offenders. Just last week the Grand Jury indicted 9 of those scondrels. They, as a group, have an average of 16 PRIOR criminal convictions.
LARSON COMMENT: Of course that’s what the Legislature intended. Pass the cost of crime to the law-abiding citizens., and take it out of the Cdept. of Corrections budget. Disgutsting!
3. TRIAL DATE SET FOR COLORADO MOVIE THEATER KILLER:
1. FRIDAY IS ALWAYS A BUSY DAY IN FAYETTE CIRCUIT COURT.
2. FORMER FAYETTE SCHOOL EMPLOYEE PLEADS GUILTY TO SEX ABUSE. A former Fayette County Public Schools employee pleaded guilty Thursday to sexually abusing four boys.
3. INCARCERATION RATE TIED TO CRIME/ARREST RATE. How many times have you heard “The U.S.A. has more people in prison than any other country except China, blah, blah, blah?” Our incarceration rate is higher in the U.S. than other countries because Americans commit crime at a higher rate. If you compare the incarceration rate to the crime rate in most countries, the incarceration rate is pretty equal.
1. MARCH JURY ORIENTATION: Orientation for the March Circuit Court Jury Panel will occur this morning at 9:30 AM. Out of the 200-250 jurors who have been summonsed for Jury service, 17 will be randomly selected to serve as the March Fayette County Grand Jury.
2. THE SCOURGE OF HEROIN & THE SKYROCKETING NUMBER OFDEATHS BY DRUG OVERDOSE: Tomorrow on American D.A. – LIVE with super star Jack Pattie, Lt. Scott Blakely and Dr. Greg Davis will discuss what the Lexington Police are doing to try to combat this influx of poison into our community, and the physical and psychological imact of these drugs.
3. LEXINGTON’S HOMICIDE UNIT “GET’S THEIR MAN”
HEY – HEY – HEY, IT’S HUMP DAY (WEDNESDAY) CRIME FIGHTERS
1. TRIAL YESTERDAY – Megan Kinsolving & Lou Anna Red Corn were the prosecutor. A Defendant took a truck, drove around UK, had a wreck, left the scene, had a blood alcohol level of .22, charged with DUI, no driver’s license. Guilty of all misdemeanors, sentenced to 12 months in the Fayette County Jail. Great job on the trial by our prosecutors.
2. REPEAT FELONY OFFENDERS – So far in 2013 we have prosecuted 72 Repeat Felony Offenders. That buch of hoodlums have, as a group, 1,183 prior criminal convictions. That’s an average of 16.4 prior criminal convictions each, EACH!
3. DETROIT CONNECTION – I continue to be amazed at the number of thugs who come to Lexington from Detroit to sell drugs: pills, heroin, you name the poison and these parasites bring it down to sell in Lexington. HEY, maybe we could deport those outlaws
1. DONEGHY PAROLE UPDATE: I’m anxious to hear the decision of the KY Parole Board on the Glenn Doneghy case. They will interview him today, after which they will inform everyone of their decision. BREAKING NEWS: Just heard that the Parole Board DENIED Doneghy parole. Now, unfortunately we will all have to go through this same painful exercise in 24 months
2. 2013 DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS IN LEXINGTON: There were 81 drug overdose deaths in Lexington in all of 2013. 44, or 54%, of those deaths involved heroin.
3. DRUG ADDICTED BABIES: Babies born in Kentucky who are dependent on drugs because of their mother’s addiction continue to rise steeply. Most of them require hospitalization.
4. THE SHARP EYE ON FRANKFORT:
VOTING RIGHTS FOR FELONS:
TWO THINGS -
FIRST, what’s the problem with convicted felons having to earn the right to vote again. They, like every American citizen, is born with that right. They chose, by committing a serious crime to forfeit that right. In order to earn that right again they should be able to show that they can once again be a good citizen.
SECOND, to those who say “they have paid their debt to society,” I say look at the circumstances of each case.
Then what about the 2 or 3 or 4 folks who make up the editorial boards of newspapers. What makes that handful of journalism graduates who are employed by a giant, for profit, organization think they are smarter than the rest of us.? Well, they aren’t, and more and more people are realizing that everyday. Hence, the massive growth of information being obtained on the internet. Editorials are, afterall, just the opinion of a few, very few, people.