11 October 2009

KingCast presents -- the inevitable comparison: Mike Royko and Casey Sherman.

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Below is a reprint of this 3 Nov. 2007 blog entry, KingCast laments the passing of Mike Royko in Franconia shooting tragedy coverage, or lack thereof. It contains links to Mike Royko(RIP) writing about a ridiculous case I was defending in Columbus, Ohio where the State was forcing my client to give a tattoo to someone with advanced HIV, a crazy T-Cell count and a poorly-healing recent tattoo. And people ask why I resigned from office when Bloody Betty Montgomery defeated my boss, Lee Fisher? Stupid cases like this one. Later I testified at a State House hearing, much like the one I am testifying in this week on the bill I initiated for Robert Taylor) and they passed a requirement that physician consent would be required before a knowing HIV patient obtains a cosmetic tattoo.

Royko's stories:

First: TATTOO CASE TO LEAVE ITS MARK IN ANNALS OF INSENSITIVITY p.1 and p.2 and
Second: CIVIL RIGHTS IN OHIO TAKE A WRONG TURN IN TATTOO WORLD p.1 and p.2.

So I had to wait nearly 2 years for someone like Royko to come about. Casey Sherman is no Mike Royko -- yet. But he's got plenty of time, and as long as he continues to thoroughly investigate cases like these, his stature will soar and he will take his rightful place amongst the Greats. One thing these men have in common is that they both know when I'm fighting the Good Fight and they had the cajones to say as much, in print, for the whole World to see.

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Where the hell is Mike Royko when you need him? It's so crazy to have a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer cover your cases one year, then all of a sudden you get nothing but silence from the major press when you bust open a bogus criminal "investigation" of a double homicide involving a bully police officer with more complaints against him than the town admits.

3 comments:

Christopher King said...

First: TATTOO CASE TO LEAVE ITS MARK IN ANNALS OF INSENSITIVITY p.1 and p.2 and
Second: CIVIL RIGHTS IN OHIO TAKE A WRONG TURN IN TATTOO WORLD p.1 and p.2.

Christopher King said...

Royko would have hit much harder than Sherman, Brad and I agree about this.

We will keep on keeping on, and Casey's book will be valuable in that regard.

-The KingCaster

Christopher King said...

A comment from the YouTube vids:

"Thank you for posting this, probable cause is everything in situations like this . I have complete respect for officers - however this officer went too far. In history the kid requested not only why he was pulled over (must be provided when requested), and this time requested another officer. My God - he was just a kid. I'm sorry for the officer's child/families - but what was he thinking?"