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Thinking Out Loud: The Big Lie: Trading Small Fish for Big Fish

A cornerstone of law enforcement is prosecutors making deals with the so-called “small fish” in criminal operations, in which those “small fish” agree to squeal on the “big fish” in return for a lighter sentence or other considerations.  The problem is that in many cases this is tantamount to bribery — it is an illegal

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The Nine Lives (and then some) of Ace Pilot Al Deere

Some people are born lucky, including Allan “Al” Deere, this week (Dec. 12) in 1917.  A WWII pilot in the Royal Air Force, Deere is credited with shooting down 18 enemy aircraft, and among his many honors was the Distinguished Flyers Cross, personally awarded to him by Britain’s King George VI. But far more astonishing

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Quote of the Week

“Can anyone seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn’t even get out of committee.”  – F. Lee Bailey   (Commemorating the 226th anniversary of its ratification, Dec. 15, 1791)

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