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October 9, 2007

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September 11, 2007

McDemeanor Reckless Conduct

This is sort of a follow-up to the Nifong story, below:

Also on Friday, in Georgia, a 20-year-old McDonald’s employee was arrested and charged with misdemeanor reckless conduct after serving a police officer an overly-salted hamburger which he said made him ill.

Like Mr. Nifong, she spent Friday night in jail; though unlike Mr. Nifong, Kendra Bull isn’t off the hook with the criminal justice system.

Ms. Bull admits that she accidentally spilled salt on the batch of chopped meat that was used to make the hamburger (Bull ate a hamburger from that same batch without consequence), and that she told her supervisor about the spill right after it happened. A co-worker then tried to remove the excess salt from the meat.

What puzzles me about all this is… Why is Ms. Bull being held responsible for this at all? McDonalds staff are, for the most part, either students or fairly unskilled workers, earning minimum wage. They’re neither trained or paid enough to make judgment calls. Once she told her supervisor about the over-salted meat, and presumably her supervisor told her to use it, it was no longer her responsibility.

Mike Nifong, and Why the Justice System Is Going to the Dogs

Today, former Durham, North Carolina district attorney Mike Nifong began serving a 24-hour jail term for his role in the Duke University sexual assault case. On December 10, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick will be sentenced to up to 5 years in prison — probably between a year and a year and a half — for financing, running and taking bets on a dogfighting ring. (more…)

July 26, 2007

The Apology That Wasn’t (OT)

Filed under: Bill Bickel, courtrooms, crime, Crimeweek, Duke University, headlines, media, Mike Nifong — Cidu Bill @ 7:03 pm
  • You will read headlines today claiming that former Durham (North Carolina) District Attorney Mike Nifong issued a statement in which he admitted that the Duke lacrosse players were innocent, and that he apologized to them. His statement actually did neither. (article)

July 17, 2007

Texting Drivers, Swimming with Suspects, and Jurors in Love

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  • July 12, 2007

    Mike Nifong Disbared (OT)

    Filed under: Bill Bickel, crime, Duke University, Mike Nifong — Cidu Bill @ 10:21 pm
    • Mike Nifong Disbared: The former Durham, North Carolina district attorney whose over-zealous prosecution of three former Duke University lacrosse players on rape charges might still lead to both criminal and civil charges against him, was ordered today to turn over his law license

    June 28, 2007

    Judicial Bullies

    Filed under: Bill Bickel, crime, Crimeweek, Duke University, justice, law, lawsuits, Mike Nifong — Cidu Bill @ 4:36 pm

    June 16, 2007

    District Attorney Mike Nifong: Guilty, Guilty, Guilty

    Filed under: Bill Bickel, crime, Crimeweek, Doonesbury, Duke University, Guilty, justice, law, Mike Nifong — Cidu Bill @ 7:12 pm
    • The rabidly overzealous district attorney who prosecuted last year’s Duke University sexual assault case has been disbarred (article)

    June 12, 2007

    Crimeweek, 6/12/07

  • Now It’s Mike Nifong On Trial / Young Enough Cute Enough White Enough / Lisa Stebic, Tara Grant, Shawn Hornbeck and the Death Penalty for Child Molesters
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