• Bad Ideas, Cars, Police, Pranks, Racism, Rap, Reality TV, Traffic Accidents

    Does a Traffic Stop Give an Officer Probable Case… To Make the Driver Rap?

    Yet another sign that reality television has gone too, too far: City leaders have apologized after a program on Tempe’s cable channel showed a white police officer telling two black men they could get out of a littering ticket by performing a rap…. [After pulling the car over,] the officer then tells the men that […]

    0 Comments / / Dec 4, 2006 at 8:19 AM
  • Crime, Fast Food, Kids, Law Reviews, Law Schools, Music, Non-Sequiturs, Police

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.20.06

    * For you law review nerds out there, some direction as to the citation of new species of sources. But *sigh* you probably already know all of this. [Slaw.ca] * Law students bring logic and order to child-bearing… It’s a shame that we have to forego all that spontaneity and excitement of unplanned pregnancies. (Like […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 20, 2006 at 6:33 PM
  • Crime, Drugs, Fast Food, Food, Police, Violence

    It’s Not Just Burger King

    When you patronize other fast food establishments, you could be taking your life into your own hands. And we’re not talking about transfats and the adverse health consequences of eating fast food (which have already spawned various lawsuits). Take Taco Bell. Just like Burger King, they stand accused of serving drug-laced food: Phillip Dagget, 27, […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 14, 2006 at 8:43 AM
  • Pictures, Police, Screw-Ups, White People

    Do All White People Look Alike?

    No, definitely not. Due to their variegated hair and eye color, white people have the best claim to internal diversity in appearance. But these two white people DO look alike: As a result, this screw-up — while mortifying and GI-normous — is somewhat understandable: “We are horribly sorry,” the cop said. The 17-year-old girl who […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 13, 2006 at 12:28 PM
  • Drugs, Fast Food, Food, Lawsuit of the Day, Marijuana, Police

    Lawsuit of the Day: “Have It Your Way,” Indeed

    Back when we worked at McDonald’s, customers would ask us if we sold onion rings. We would tell them, with suppressed exasperation, that no, sorry, we don’t. If you want onion rings, try Burger King. And if you want your food laced with pot, try Burger King, too. From the AP: Two police officers sued […]

    0 Comments / / Nov 7, 2006 at 2:47 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Exercise, Free Speech, Police

    To Grunt or Not To Grunt?

    This hasn’t turned into a lawsuit — yet. But we can see one coming from a mile away. And local law enforcement did get involved. So it’s appropriate fodder for Above the Law. Here’s the story: You can lift, strain, crunch and sweat all you want at the Planet Fitness in the Dutchess County village. […]

    1 Comment / / Nov 2, 2006 at 9:58 AM