Patterico's Pontifications

4/20/2004

Dog Trainer Distorts Coverage of Three Strikes Decision

Filed under: Crime,Dog Trainer,No on 66 — Patterico @ 9:35 pm

As I discussed in a post from last night, the Ninth Circuit yesterday issued an opinion holding that California could not constitutionally impose a life sentence on a shoplifter with two robbery priors involving fairly minimal force. Based on the facts stated in the Ninth Circuit opinion, the defendant appears undeserving of a 25-to-life sentence.

But our local Dog Trainer is not content simply to report these facts in a straightforward fashion. Ever so predictably, the paper buries some inconvenient facts on the back pages, and completely omits others, thus painting a substantially false picture of what actually occurred.
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Making Waves

Filed under: Blogging Matters,Law — Patterico @ 6:06 am

First Patterico broke a front-page story in the Los Angeles Times.

Will Patterico now force a revision to a high-profile Ninth Circuit opinion?

Only time will tell.


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