From The Trailer Park - Hell Or High Water

Two West Texas bank robber brothers (Chris Pine, Ben Foster) are pursued by a Texas Ranger (Jeff Bridges) on the eve of retirement.

Directed by indie filmmaker David Mackenzie (Young Adam) and written by Taylor Sheridan (Sicario).

Our earthly rulers falter ...


Rejoice, haters! After the latest revelations from a 1987 accuser, soon to be closing up shop.

“I know Joe Paterno ordered Sandusky to do this to me,” Accuser “VT” continued, “because I remember seeing text messages from Paterno to Sandusky instructing him to make sure I was under extreme pressure all night. […]

From The Trailer Park - Batman: The Killing Joke

An animated adaptation of Alan Moore’s famous graphic novel, which many consider to be the best Batman comic of all time (and which heavily influenced Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight). The Joker (Mark Hamill) takes Commissioner Gordon (Ray Wise) hostage, and as Batman (Kevin Conroy) tries desperately to save him, over the course of […]

From The Trailer Park - Green Room

Psychological thriller/horror about a punk rock band that witnesses a murder and is terrorized by a group of skinheads.

Stars Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart, Imogen Poots.

Monday Open Thread

Charles Ponzi

You Can’t Judge a Book By Its Cover?

Lubbock’s own Jacob Pauda — Lubbock County SO mug shot

“You can’t judge a book by its cover” they say. “Bullshit” I say.

A Texas man accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend after questioning the paternity of the unborn baby was recently indicted by a grand jury and charged in the case, according to […]

Top 10 Songs About Crime and Justice

Before the Threedoniapocalypse in October our consistently top search was for a post way back in 2009 that was a top 10 songs about crime. So — to recreate some of that traffic here is an updated list. Feel free to add your own in the comments of course… These are in no particular order:


Wednesday Open Thread

Last night in my international law seminar we discussed obligations towards foreign nationals and the 1994 Singapore caning of widdle Michael Fay for vandalizing cars was discussed. 13mm thick rattan cane, 1.5m long and he was sentenced to 9 strokes and they negotiated that down to 3.

Saturday Open Thread

I’m giving a talk this afternoon on the insanity defense. The above depicts Congressman Daniel Sickles killing Peter Key… Grandson of Francis Scott Key for sleeping with Mrs. Sickles. Sickles mounted and won the first temporary insanity defense in American law. He was a scoundrel of immense proportions.


No One Was Old Enough to Break the First Rule

This Virginia woman — a daycare worker — was convicted with running a “baby fight club”.

Sarah Jordan, 31, of Woodbridge, was the lead teacher of 1-year-old children back in 2013 at a Minnieland Academy classroom in Woodbridge. Witnesses testified that Jordan intentionally tripped children, stepped on their toes, encouraged them to fight each […]