The 10 Hottest Women on the Texas Sex Offenders List. Really?

Rebecca Vlasek, Photo from Department of Public Safety, TX

Rebecca Vlasek, Photo from Department of Public Safety, TX

Can you accuse anyone of glamorizing sexual crime?  Houston Press had an “imaginative” take on the Texas Sex Offenders List that is worth our special mention.

After combing through 15 of the biggest counties in Texas, editors of the paper came up with the ten hottest women in the Sex Offenders database.  Now, while this can not be the most obvious way to bring attention to despicable crimes against under-aged teens, we do agree that these women are not your stereotypical deviants and perverts that you imagine when you hear of sexual crimes against adolescents.

At the same time, we only wonder if Houston Press would be allowed to survive an hour if they would publish a similar list representing “hottest men” on Texas Sex Offenders List.  We imagine that public outcry would be off the scale.  This publication highlights a whole new way to objectify women and it suggests that these “glam” predators have done something worthy of desire.

What a distasteful and shameful stunt.

A Judge Wearing Robe and Wig Rugby-Tackles Escaping Prisoner

According to a story that appeared on Reuters, “a judge sporting full robes and a wig rugby-tackled a sex offender to the floor to prevent him from fleeing the court where he was on trial, the Press Association reported on Tuesday.”

34-year-old prisoner tried to bolt for the fire escape from the court room, as the jury was leaving the room.  The judge, 60, leaped to stop the escapee as he was already through the door, grabbing him by the throat and pinning him underneath on the floor as they both fell.  The incident happened last year.

Drunk Woman Hit By a Car Sues Google Over Bad Directions

A woman returning home at 6am in the morning, after apparently drinking all night, followed Google Maps directions on her BlackBerry that led her across a highway in Park City, Utah where she was struck by a car in May 2010.  Having survived the accident, the intrepid pedestrian had sued both Google and the driver of the vehicle that allegedly hit her seeking at least $100,000 in damages.

As reported by OnPointNews.com, “the woman who claims faulty walking directions on Google Maps caused her to be hit by a car is trying to salvage her case with the novel argument that Google is liable for negligent publication because it provided her with ‘individual advice.'”  To which the defense lawyer responded in a brief:

[I]t is not reasonably foreseeable that someone who obtains a suggested walking route from Google Maps will abandon common sense and walk in front of oncoming traffic while inebriated.

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‘Bottom Feeding’ ‘Scum Sucking’ ‘Loser’ Lawyers Punished For Exchanging Insults

According to a story published on December 31, 2010 in St. Petersburg Times, two opposing Tampa Bay attorneys were punished for resorting to an ugly e-mail insults battle when the two sides couldn’t agree on court dates or much of anything.

After the e-mail “flame” war escalated, two complaints were filed by the Florida State Bar and the Florida Supreme Court handed down sanctions to both lawyers.  One of the attorneys, Mitchell, was suspended for 10 days and was ordered to attend an anger management class.  The other, Mooney, got a public reprimand and now must take a class on professionalism.

The insults started in 2008 when Mooney, 50, addressed his colleague, Mitchell, 36, as a “Junior”, when the two couldn’t agree on a hearing for their clients, Mitchell was representing a plaintiff suing Volkswagen of America, with Mooney representing the car maker.

“Please do not send me any more of these absurd emails. While I am happy to know that you are also the judge in this case, your continued unprofessional & juvenile behavior is not necessary,” he wrote.

Mitchell responded: “Old Hack: Your unprofessional and otherwise asinine behavior is not necessary. Learn to litigate professionally and these issues will be avoided.”

From there insults went to a whole other level, as we found reported on ABA Journal web site.

From Mooney to Mitchell, written after an accusation that he couldn’t handle the pressures of litigation: Mooney said he was handling more than 200 cases, “many of which were more important/significant than these little Mag[nuson] Moss [warranty] claims that are handled by bottom feeding/scum sucking/loser lawyers like yourself.”

From Mitchell: Mooney displays symptoms of a disability marked by “closely spaced eyes, dull blank stare, bulbous head, lying.”

From Mooney: Mitchell should look in the mirror to see signs of a disability. “Then check your children (if they are even yours. … Better check the garbage man that comes by your trailer to make sure they don’t look like him).”

From Mitchell, after learning Mooney’s son suffers from a birth defect: “While I am sorry to hear about your disabled child, that sort of thing is to be expected when a retard reproduces.”