Donald R. McClarey

Chicago, the Home of Random Senseless Violence

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   CHICAGO, IL—It looked like good news for Chicago as the skyrocketing murder rate finally started to level off, but the reason for the decline turned out to be alarming:

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Donald R. McClarey

The Real Sermon on the Docks

This seems appropriate for the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker. Probably the most powerful sermon ever placed on film, Father Barry speaks of Christ and his crucifixion on the docks.  The best performance Karl Malden ever gave.  Elia Kazan’s

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Donald R. McClarey

The Beauty Queen and the Priest

As faithful readers of this blog know, for my sins, no doubt, I am an attorney.  Over my 35 years at the bar I have been involved as defense counsel in more than my share of criminal cases.  In regard

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Donald R. McClarey

Charles Manson Dead

A reminder of evil times past:   The man who masterminded one of the most heinous murder sprees in American history — is dead  … this according to the sister of his famous victim. Debra Tate tells TMZ she received

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Donald R. McClarey

November 16, 1940: Mad Bomber of New York Plants First Bomb

George Metesky, the most disgruntled of all disgruntled workers, planted his first bomb at a Consolidated Edison power plant on Manhattan.  A former Marine, Metesky had worked for Consolidated Edison and been injured at a work place accident in 1931. 

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Mentally Handicapped Man Tortured By Four Monsters

    Unbelievable, even by Chicago standards:   Chicago Police detectives are questioning four African-Americans suspected of torturing a white mentally disabled man on videotape while someone yelled “F— Trump!” and “F— white people!,” a police spokesman confirmed Wednesday. “The video

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A Horrific Crime You Will Probably Hear Little About

    May the souls of the three murder victims rest in peace.  You probably won’t hear much about this crime:   Police say a dispute over a parking space spurred the murder Tuesday of three North Carolina college students,

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Jesus Wept

  I like to think that there are some things so terrible that no one would even imagine them, let alone do them, and then we have something like this occur and my pleasing illusion goes out the window:  

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A Brief Thought on Immigration

Conservatives are fairly comfortable with the point that if you ban or severely restrict guns, than only the criminals will be armed. Let’s then ask ourselves: If we ban or severely restrict immigration (most especially from a right-next-door country with

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Changed My Mind: Three Strikes Laws

I’ve been challenged on a few occasions, as one tends to be if one is a fairly strong adherent of one end of the political spectrum or another, as to whether I’ve ever changed my mind on anything to a

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The Real Sermon on the Waterfront

Hattip to the ever reticent lads and lasses at Lair of the Catholic Cavemen.    Probably the most powerful sermon ever placed on film, Father Barry speaks of Christ and his crucifixion on the docks.  The best performance Karl Malden ever gave. 

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Gun Control and School Shootings

Politicians are already considering how to tighten gun control laws as people respond with shock and horror to a school shooting spree which took the lives of 15 victims and the 18-year-old shooter in a small town today in Germany.

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