The Thin Blue Pencil

I don’t usually read articles by Internet marketers — I’m with the group that believes Internet marketers are primarily people who didn’t make it in some other line of work, so they transmogrify into “experts” who try to tell others how to do what they couldn’t do — but I ran across this article recently by Gal Baras on the importance of social networking.

Gal notes,

These days, networking is synonymous with a successful business. Networking is also the key to a good social life. No matter how big our office, how colourful our flyers, how powerful our computers or how many degrees we have, it is the quality of relationships we establish with ourselves, our family, our friends, our customers, our suppliers and, more than anything else, with people we don’t know, that will determine our success in our personal life or in business.

And as a story in yesterday’s Fresno Bee demonstrates, what’s true in business and our personal life is also true in law.

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Fresno Superior Court Calls Sheriff Liar

Today’s Fresno Bee headline — the paper version screamed “Sheriff’s Office under fire” on the front page above the fold — would have been funnier if it were about the Fresno Police Department.  They’re the ones who are always shooting citizens. 

At any rate, it’s about time the Fresno Superior Court recognized that the Sheriff’s Department is not above lying.  I wonder if this will carry over to greater recognition of prevarication in the courtroom by individual officers?  (Hahaha!  Sometimes I make myself laugh!)  

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A Police Officer’s Word; A Juror’s Job

If past experience with some of the readers of this blog is any indication, many will not understand the point of this post.  In addition to the prejudices favoring police officers, the point of this post is both simple and complicated.  My fear is that the simplicity of the main point will swamp the complexity of what I’m really trying to get to.

Nevertheless, I’m going to put it up anyway, in the hopes that some visitors here are able to properly parse sentences and will get the point.

I’m not going to give my usual disclaimer, either.

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