Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adults Behaving Badly

A Navy SEAL stationed in California has been convicted of trafficking smuggled weapons, military gear, and explosives:
Prosecutors accused Bickle of controlling the sale of military hardware ranging from ammunition to night-vision goggles and high-tech rifle targeting scopes. They made closing arguments to the jury amid an array of AK-47 and M92 machine guns, a sniper rifle, a wheeled footlocker with a false bottom and handguns including Ruger 9mm weapons of the type used by the U.S. military.
Not sure if the "Ruger 9mm weapons" is a mistake or if some unit of the military are indeed carrying Rugers instead of Berettas.   From the sounds of it, someone was either buying stuff on the open market and smuggling it into the country or was re-directing military aid intended for the Iraqi armed forces.  Either way, he's going to be spending a long time trying to figure out where he went wrong.

Next, the son of the Louisville police department chief has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife:
According to a police report, White, III and his wife got into an argument about divorce in the 13,000 block of Aiken Road and he slapped his wife in the face with the back of his hand. His wife tried to get out of the car, but White, III grabbed a hold of her arm and wouldn't let her out of the car. He then punched his wife in the face with a closed fist. He then threatened to kill his wife and her family. His wife managed to escape by jumping out of a the moving car.
 I have lot of respect for Chief White.  I've seen a lot of deadwood finding its way out of the LMPD since he came along, and he seems to run a pretty clean shop.  It will be interesting to see how things go now that his son is on the wrong side of a cell door.

An Iranian American is in jail and a member of the Iranian Qods Force is on the run after being caught conspiring to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and bomb other locations in Washington.  The Obama administration seems to be taking the radical steps of clearing its throat repeatedly, giving a dirty look across the hall at the United Nations, and possibly even huffing a bit.    I mean, it's not like the Iranians were planning on using a mass casualty weapon in a public place to murder a foreign diplomat under our protection or anything.

The trial of the Nigerian man who tried to blow up an airliner using explosives hidden under his wedding tackle has begun.  He has apparently decided to represent himself in court, because setting his genitals on fire wasn't enough evidence of him being a fool, I guess.   I hope he gets a fair trial, good deliberation by his jury, and then spends the rest of his life looking at the mess he made of his junk.  Dude, Semtex and Underoos just don't mix!

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