Friday, July 22, 2016

I notice that the GOP speech of Trump’s has made the mid-day ESPN news.  That’s pretty polarizing – unless ESPN is now covering politics as a blood sport.

Almost ten years ago we had a fellow in the county shoot and kill the sheriff. Why bring up  a ten year old story?

Easy.

The guy that shot the sheriff has been in federal court, the subject of three Supreme Court rulings and has finally been re-tried and convicted again and his sentence of death up held.

It’s been an amazing run of legal battles, bad court rulings, fights over the legality of the death penalty in the state, and who the hell knows what all. Even considering the seriousness of the penalty.

Mean while – the county has been through a number of sheriffs and depuies and the department has been under a cloud from time to time; until finally the most recent sheriff resigned and went to the State Police.

The powers allowed six men to register for the elections at the sheriffs spot and in the mean time they appointed the son of the slain sheriff, who finally grew up, as the interim sheriff.

Right now its not been revealed iff the son will run for a full term in November. He’d best hurry the decision.

If you are interested in the Cheever story go: http://ksnt.com/2016/07/22/kansas-court-upholds-death-sentence-for-sheriffs-killing/

The article contains a link or so to historical data from Cheevers trials.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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