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Re: “Letter from the Editor

Are converson kits that alter a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic weapon still available for purchase on the internet?

Posted by pourquoi on 12/26/2012 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Police Beat

Applause for the intent but young women will not benefit from an abstinence program; they'll get pregnant. Read the statistics. Learn the lesson. Young women need access to contraception; not arcane lectures on how god wants them chaste.

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Posted by pourquoi on 04/21/2012 at 9:55 AM

Re: “Dear Governor Haslam...

The inmates are running the asylum.

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Posted by pourquoi on 04/21/2012 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Matchups and Mix-ups

Weirich's chief prosecutor:


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Posted by pourquoi on 04/14/2012 at 5:21 PM

Re: “Matchups and Mix-ups

In awe:

Those in the know, know. Others make "ridiculous" comments.

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Posted by pourquoi on 04/14/2012 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Matchups and Mix-ups


State v. Odom, 137 S.W.3d 572, 584 (Tenn. 2004) (Weirich’s misconduct to enhance her case and her reliance on these matters in closing prejudiced defendant. Reversed.)

State v. Sanlin, 2005 WL 1105227 (Tenn. Crim. App. May 6, 2005) (Weirich's misconduct created adverse inferences to enhance her case, she made improper comments in closing, unfairly prejudiced defendant, violated the 6th Amendment. Reversed.)

State v. Bond, 2006 WL 2689688 (Tenn. Crim. App. Sept. 20, 2006) (Weirich’s remarks were "improper ... the comments should not have been made".)

State v. Talley, 2006 WL 2947435 (Tenn. Crim. App. October 16, 2006) (Weirich’s comments were improper, designed to inflame the passions and prejudices of the jury in "clear disregard for long standing precedent.")

State v. Thomas, 158 S.W.3d 361 (Tenn. 2005) (Weirich's use of epithets "greed and evil" to characterize the defendants was unseemly and improper.)

State v. Coleman, 2002 WL 31625009 (Tenn. Crim. App. Nov. 7, 2002); (Weirich concealed evidence, an oral statement made by defendant to police, until the trial date; thereafter, she "improperly" related to the jury excluded evidence from the co-defendant's statement.)

Roe v. State, 2002 WL 31624850 (Tenn. Crim. App. Nov. 20, 2002) (Weirich improperly withheld Brady evidence.)

State v. Culbreath, 30 S.W.3d 309 (Tenn. 2000) (Conflict of interest and resulting misconduct permeated the entire prosecution of the case, rendered the proceedings inherently improper and, as a whole, fundamentally unfair such that dismissal of the indictments was the appropriate remedy to redress the constitutional error.)

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Posted by pourquoi on 04/14/2012 at 12:39 PM

Re: “Matchups and Mix-ups

There are more Court of Criminal Appeals rulings finding that Weirich has committed prosecutorial misconduct than any other prosecutor in the State of Tennessee.

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Posted by pourquoi on 04/14/2012 at 11:03 AM


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