Today, in an Oklahoma courthouse, a murderer attempted to kill his attorney with a razor blade he had smuggled into the courthouse. The razor reportedly came from a “safety razor” that inmates are allowed to have in prison to shave with.
While waiting for his sentencing in a courthouse conference room, Kevin Sweat, 28, had his handcuffs removed and positioned himself behind his attorney. Sweat then pulled out the smuggled razor blade and slashed his attorney’s throat. Fortunately, the unnamed attorney did survive, although he did lose a considerable amount of blood, as reported by Emory Bryan in a News On 6 video.
Sadly, attacks on attorneys and judges are not uncommon. While I have failed to keep up with all major attacks on attorneys and judges over the past few years, you can find a list of some of the major ones here: In the Line of Fire: How Dangerous is the Legal Profession
3-D Printing is incredible. You can print almost anything you want, right at home. For example, you could print a new battery cover for the back of your remote control, a new cell phone case, holiday decor, or a life-size statue of yourself – pretty much anything you can think of (even a car). Unfortunately, there are going to be people who use such an innovative and convenient piece of technology for other purposes, such as manufacturing guns and other dangerous instrumentalities from their couch. Recently, a man was arrested in Japan for creating 2 guns for himself and then releasing his blue prints on the internet along with an instriuctional video on how to print guns on a 3-D printer. Read more….
It has become quite common to hear that an NFL player has been arrested. From 2000-2014 there have been 697 NFL players (while active) arrested for a crime. The numbers below are a small snapshot of an enormous problem in the NFL.
Here are the top charges NFL players were arrested for from 2000-2014.
- 209: DUI arrests
- 91: Assault and battery
- 88: Drug arrest
- 87: Domestic Violence
- 47: Disorderly Conduct
- 46: Guns/Weapons
- Bonus: The player topping the charts with most arrests by a player is Adam “Pacman” Jones with 9 arrests.
- The Vikings lead the way with most arrests by team with 47
Believe it or not, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay sent in an audition tape to be an extra on AMC’s The Walking Dead. Well, not really. But he did get arrested for a DUI and subsequently suspended by the NFL. Below is the dash cam footage from Irsay’s recent DUI arrest. As you can see In the video, Irsay is intoxicated that his motor skills are on par with a zombie or an elderly Frankenstein.
In all seriousness, drinking and driving is not a joke. I am just glad that no one was hurt in this incident. Innocent people are killed everyday because someone decides to get behind the wheel impaired. Always arrange a ride with a designated driver or call a cab if you are going to be drinking. However, we all know things don’t always go as planned and people, even billionaire NFL team owners, make poor decisions and big mistakes. If trouble finds you, seek legal help. And ALWAYS think before you drink.
Well, these might not be the top stories on ESPN or (insert your favorite sports blog here), but if I controlled ESPN, these would be the top stories and headlines.
1. “Quack, Quack, Quack Mr. Pettis.”
This just in, well this just in as of last night, St. Louis Rams wide receiver Austin Pettis apparently has a very large Mighty Ducks tattoo. The mystery of the tattoo is why does he have it? Pettis was born in 1988. The first Mighty Ducks movie came out in 1992. At the earliest, Pettis had the tattoo done when he was 18-years-old. I can only assume that fourteen years after the movie was released, Pettis was still super hyped about the comeback win over Iceland. I assume. Read more
This man is Victor Thompson. Victor was arrested in St. Petersburg, Florida for felony possession of marijuana. After being arrested, Victor had his mug shot taken. According to his head, Victor may or may not be the most dedicated Patriot’s fan in
the world America Florida St. Petersburg. Read more
AMC’s New Better Caul Saul Trailer Is in Good Taste Compared to Our List of The Worst of the Worst Lawyer Commercials
AMC’s new show, Better Call Saul, a spinoff from the same network’s Breaking Bad, has released a new trailer. The trailer is themed under the guise of what Saul Goodman’s television commercials might look like. Despite being a little strange and sleazy, just like Saul himself, this commercial comes off as more tasteful and ethical than some REAL attorney commercials. Below is the new trailer for Better Call Saul. Read more