Archive for December, 2014

Christmas on Cooper’s Knob

Monday, December 29th, 2014

The house had two front doors opening onto the porch and the interior was divided down the middle by a wall, making it possible that two families could share the same dwelling. (more…)

Restore our constitutional rights: Abolish civil forfeiture

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Starting about 1988, we, the God-fearing, law and order, peace-loving people of Georgia willingly allowed our state and federal governments to take from us our most closely guarded constitutional right not to be subjected to seizure of our assets without due process of law. It happened without so much as a whimper from any of us. (more…)

Retrain police, abolish the grand juries

Monday, December 15th, 2014

There was a day in my youth when my favorite uncle, Amos Pledger, was a Rome City cop. He was a great man and I called him “Unc.” He and one or two of his police officer friends were often present at his home when I would visit during the summer break from school. (more…)

The Ferguson grand jury was a farce

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

An old lawyer friend once said to me, “the grand jury is the last vestige of the Star Chamber,” referring to a secretive court in the late Middle Ages. He went on, saying “in the hands of the wrong prosecutor, one bent on destroying lives or seeking notoriety, it is a mighty weapon.” (more…)

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