I’ve recently spent some time with Pitkin County Sheriff Joe DiSalvo. We have mutual friends in Aspen. This article reinforces why I like him.
Instead of spending his time writing in ALL CAPS about background checks that already occur for law enforcement officers, Garfield County Sheriff Lou Vallario should spend his time improving TRIDENT.
We don’t have as much of a conflict between cyclists and vehicles in urban areas like NYC or San Francisco, but this article is worthy of a read on a Sunday for those in Colorado. It highlights the friction between the intersection of law, people’s perceptions and stereotypes and increase in people cycling. That friction is much more prevalent in Boulder than, say, Aspen, but the theme of the article is nevertheless interesting for all those that drive a car and occasionally get on a bike.
A convicted burglar sentenced to 39 years in prison is seeking a new trial because the foreman on the jury was an attorney and blogged about the trial while it was ongoing. There’s a great 3-part series about the case at a blog run by the American Society of Trial Consultants: Deliberations.
The DA in Boulder, Stan Garnett, has been ordered to show cause why the apparent 1999 indictment of John and Patsy Ramsey should be kept secret in connection with the murder of their daughter, JonBenet. Interesting twist to a long-running drama in criminal law in Boulder. More details here.
Good article in the NY Times about the occupational hazards for prosecutors.
Yet another post on attorneys and social media: Incompetent Luddites – Lawyerist.com.
I’m not one to frequently cite Fox News, but this article about the cost of a ski vacation between different towns is pretty interesting. Vail is more expensive than Aspen? Jackson Hole is a relative bargain? Who knew….
I love the end of the year because organizations like NPR or the New Yorker put out their “best of” lists for movies, music and books. Below is NPR’s take on music for 2012. Enjoy.