Monday’s Quick Hits

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy

Today’s quick hits deal with:

  • Sheriff Bob Edwards
  • Nine Times
  • Hey, Hey, Hey
  • Pioneer League

Sheriff Bob Edwards:

It was big news over the weekend when it was reported by several sources, including MTN News, that Cascade County Sheriff Bob Edwards had been cited for misdemeanor partner-family member assault in Helena. Edwards is accused of pushing his girlfriend into a T.V. stand, causing injury.

Many people came to his defense on some of the social media sites, but one part of the MTN and Great Falls Tribune reporting should cause authorities (like the judge) to take action:

According to the “call for service” log of the Helena Police Department, the person who reported the incident from the hotel told dispatchers that a woman could be heard yelling about a gun and heard her screaming about a man throwing her into TV.

The complainant reported that the man “put the gun in his mouth at one point.”

Edwards needs professional help.

He should not be allowed to carry a gun or perform law enforcement duties until he is cleared to do so by a mental health professional.

Nine Times:

If Greg Gianforte believes the press will leave him alone about the assault, he is dreaming. I bet many members of the D.C. media have Wednesday circled on their calendar. That is when Gianforte is sworn into office in Washington, D.C.

On Friday Associated Press reporter Matt Volz attempted to get answers from Gianforte about the assault. It went like this:

Gianforte refused to answer questions about the attack and why his campaign initially released a statement painting Jacobs as the instigator, which contradicted witness accounts, Gianforte’s own apology letter and the criminal charge to which he eventually pleaded guilty.

Instead, he repeated nine times over the course of Friday’s half-hour interview that he had taken responsibility and wanted to move on.

“I have addressed the issue,” Gianforte said. “I think I’ve been very clear, I’ve taken full responsibility. I’m not proud of what happened that evening, but I have accepted full responsibility and both Ben and I, and I think the people of Montana, want us to move on.”

Gianforte also needs to answer why his intern was on the local TV news defending him.

Wednesday in DC should be interesting…

Hey, Hey, Hey:

On Saturday a mistrial was declared in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case after the jury failed to reach a unanimous verdict. They were considering three counts.

Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele has indicated he intends to retry the case. I don’t like it when the government spends more taxpayer money to retry a case. They should get one shot in most cases.

Cosby seemed to be pretty happy after the mistrial. Several reporters caught him using his Fat Albert voice saying, “Hey, hey, hey” as he left the courthouse.

Maybe that was before he learned he would have to go through the whole thing again – hey, hey.

Pioneer League Baseball:

It’s a sure sign that summer is here – the 2017 Pioneer League baseball season kicks off today (Monday). Check out the schedule HERE.

In case you’re not familiar with the Pioneer League, here’s some information from their website:

The Pioneer Baseball League is a short-season, professional minor league with teams in Idaho, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. The Billings Mustangs, Great Falls Voyagers, Helena Brewers, and Missoula Osprey comprise our Northern Division. Our Southern Division includes the Casper Ghosts, Idaho Falls Chukars, Ogden Raptors and Orem Owlz.

Play ball!

 

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