Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

This is the header and opening portion of one of the emails submitted to the Ayer District Court in support of the Cabin Boy™ in the Hinckley v. Schmalfeldt Harassment Prevention Order hearing this past week.
SHvBK_1popcorn4bkIt must be some special bit of training at Acme Legal that would lead someone to cc an email to a court referring to one’s friend’s adverse party as a “piglet” whose case is “bullshit.” Such professionalism!

Note that it sent by WhoIsNumberNone. With a “excellent” friend like that, who needs enemies?

Another Dumb Crook Story

Since I’ve had a bunch of positive feedback on the story I put in a comment last night, I thought I’d share another dumb crook story from my time in Orange County.

I’m not sure how things are laid out these days, but back in the ’80s, Central Booking for the County Jail was a few blocks of the Flower St. exit on the CA 22 freeway in Santa Ana. The intersection of Flower and 17th is a main intersection about halfway between the freeway and the jail. On the SW corner of the intersection there was a 7-11 next door to a Foster’s Donut Shop.

When the dumb crook went into the 7-11 to attempt his 211 (armed robbery), he had to make his way between a couple of black-and-whites parked in front in order to get to the front door. When the CHP officer getting a cup of coffee in the 7-11 put out a call for backup, two OC deputies, a Santa Ana cop, a Fullerton cop, and a Fish and Game Officer came over from the donut shop next door. It turned out that the Santa Ana cop was the junior officer present, and since the attempted robbery had occurred in Santa Ana, he was stuck with making the arrest and doing the paperwork.

More Killings in a Gun Free Zone

Reports say that 10 or more people, including the shooter, are dead as a result of a mass killing in the gun free zone know as Umpqua Community College. Apparently, a criminal who was willing kill people was not deterred by the campus rule against firearms.

The usual suspects are already running their mouths and keyboards suggesting that we need more gun free zones and that restricting the ability of most people to defend themselves with a firearm is the best way to prevent future gun free zone killings.

UPDATE—CBS News is reporting that law enforcement says the shooter was a 26-year-old named Chris Harper Mercer. The Roseburg, Oregon, News Review reports that he asked victims their religions before shooting them.

Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign

Johnny is on a special assignment in New England for the next few days. Given the current interest in fishing expeditions, we decided to present this recycled episode.

Johnny Atsign Logo 2ANNOUNCER: From Westminster, it’s time for—

SOUND: Skype ringing once. Handset picked up.

JOHNNY: Johnny Atsign.

ZOA: (Telephone Filter) Johnny, it’s Zoa. How’s that report coming.

JOHNNY: Check your email. I set you a final draft a couple of minutes ago.

ZOA: (Telephone Filter) Ah hah. It just popped up.

JOHNNY: OK. I’ll drop a hard copy off at your office in the morning. Will you need me for the trial?

ZOA: (Telephone Filter) I don’t think so. I get in touch if I do.

JOHNNY: I’ll keep the date open just in case.

MUSIC: Theme up and under.

ANNOUNCER: The Lickspittle Broadcasting System presents W. J. J. Hoge in the transcribed adventures of the man with the action-packed Twitter account, America’s fabulous free-lance Internet investigator …

JOHNNY: Yours Truly, Johnny Atsign!

MUSIC: Theme up to music out. Continue reading


BlognetTitleCardMUSIC: Theme. Intro and fade under.

NARRATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to hear is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.

MUSIC: Up, then under …

NARRATOR: You’re a Detective Sergeant. You’re assigned to Internet Detail. A cyberstalker is threatening individuals with a copyright lawsuit. Your job … get the facts.

MUSIC: Up then under …

ANNOUNCER: Blognet … the documented drama of an actual case. For the next few minutes, in cooperation with the Twitter Town Sheriff’s Department, you will travel step by step on the side of the good guys through an actual case transcribed from official files. From beginning to end, from crime to punishment, Blognet is the story of the good guys in action.

MUSIC: Up and out.

SOUND: Footsteps in hallway.

FRIDAY: It was Tuesday, September 1st. It was a pleasant late summer day in Maryland. We were working the day watch out of Internet Detail. My partner’s Liz Smith. The Boss is Twitter Town Sheriff W. J. J. Hoge. My name’s Friday. It was 7:24 am when I entered Room S-121. Internet Detail. Continue reading