As many people have already discovered, this election year is like no other in recent history---perhaps ever. Both candidates seemingly hate to follow and play by the rules. I must admit that Donald Trump’s unorthodox rule hating methods make Hillary Clinton’s rule mishaps look like child’s play. As a child growing up, my brother and I played just about every board game imaginable. That’s how I developed a love of games and learning. In Scrapple, we could not make up words and expect to win. This presidential election for the highest office in the U.S. has shown that practically no rules exist anymore and words don’t matter. Donald Trump appears to be making everything up as he goes along. Every Republican presidential candidate since Richard Nixon has released their tax returns. Democrats from Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton released their tax returns. Yet, Trump refuses to … [Read more...] about Why Do Clinton and Trump Hate Following Rules?
Archives for August 2016
Following the Justice Department’s scathing report on the Baltimore Police department’s patterns and practices of civil rights violations and unconstitutional practices on blacks, women and the mentally ill, gender bias, inadequate training and a culture of years of profound blatant racism, there has been an outreach for ways to improve the Baltimore Police department. Improving the department will not be an easy fix after decades of malfeasance. And finding the answers will be like trying to end systemic racism in the overall society and fabric of America—only on a smaller scale. In the fourteen months following the April 12, 2015 arrest of Freddie Gray, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) investigated the department and found the Baltimore Police intentionally discriminated against residents, used excessive force, made unconstitutional stops and arrests and targeted African Americans, youth and mentally challenged individuals. And the Baltimore Police did not limit its … [Read more...] about Baltimore Police Dept. is a Micro System of Our Society
Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte filed a police report for a robbery committed on him and three other U.S. swimmers in Rio for the Olympics. According to various accounts of the swimmers which differ, he and the three other swimmers were robbed at gun point of their money and wallet. But their credentials and cell phones were not taken. As a former prosecutor, when I first heard the details of Ryan Lochte’s account of being robbed, it did not ring true to me. In other words, I didn’t think it passed the smell test of being quite true. The one thing that stuck out was his cavalier attitude about having a gun cocked to his head in a foreign country known for its crime and violence. Lochte mentioned that he refused to lay down on the ground as allegedly instructed by the gun man or gunmen. And then after the gun was cocked to his head, he did so and was like “whatever”. Trust me the last thing someone with any bit of intelligence would do is treat an armed … [Read more...] about Ryan Lochte and Three U.S. Swimmers in Hot Water