Monday, October 17, 2011

Monday Morning

Nothing much happening this Monday morning, except rain and Siri. Here's some quick news and then your moment of Monday zen:

1. Justice Kagan speaks in Tampa and explains that the Justices don't email:

She also revealed that the justices "ignore 25 years of technology" in communicating with each other.

"The justices do not e-mail each other," she said. "The clerks e-mail each other, but the justices do not." Instead, the justices send each other memos, hand-delivered by clerks. Kagan said she prefers the old-fashioned way of communicating.

2. Drug charges were fabricated in NY. This is a crazy story:

Anderson, testifying under a cooperation agreement with prosecutors, was busted for planting cocaine, a practice known as "flaking," on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out fellow cop Henry Tavarez, whose buy-and-bust activity had been low.

"Tavarez was ... was worried about getting sent back [to patrol] and, you know, the supervisors getting on his case," he recounted at the corruption trial of Brooklyn South narcotics Detective Jason Arbeeny.

"I had decided to give him [Tavarez] the drugs to help him out so that he could say he had a buy," Anderson testified last week in Brooklyn Supreme Court.

He made clear he wasn't about to pass off the two legit arrests he had made in the bar to Tavarez.

"As a detective, you still have a number to reach while you are in the narcotics division," he said.

3. Still waiting to hear who made the cut from the Magistrate interviews last week. Please email me if you know and I will keep your name confidential.

And now your moment of zen:


Anonymous said...

Jim Harbough is an arrogant, emotional, coach and his actions were classless . . . but man, I wish he were our coach!

Anonymous said...

Simple reason - memos can be shredded. Emails are forever.

Anonymous said...

Do not underestimate the power of The Schwartz!