Paying My Debt to Society

I recently broke the law.  Yes…me.  I am guilty as charged.

Before I tell this story, please know that I have the utmost respect for police officers and other government workers.  I was a military police officer for over a decade and I have worked for different agencies in the government.  I do have to poke a little fun at the calamity of city government.  I won’t disclose names, badge numbers, or identify the people in city government I met and dealt with during this…experience.

Although I won’t do that, I will offer my observations and some cynical and sarcastic commentary about the experience.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Justice Delayed

I happened to catch a story in the Great Falls Tribune that August 1-5, 2011, is the date that has been set to decide if Barry Beach deserves a new murder trial. You can read the Tribune story HERE.

Waiting that long is ridiculous and deserves some commentary…

I have always contended that there are more questions than answers in this case – and that Beach deserved a new trial. You can read my commentaries about the case by going to “Categories” on the right side of the screen, clicking on it, and selecting “Barry Beach.”

New judges have been assigned to this case several times – the latest being assigned (PDF) on May 5, 2010 –which means it will be around 454 days or one year, two months and 28 days before Beach gets his hearing in August 2011. Continue reading