It’s humpday so we are taking it easy and giving you just four posts to read. We’ve got Lowering the Bar reporting (again) on the client who stabs his lawyers with pencils. Plus train robbers net some frozen pigs feet, armed robbers make off with a meatball sub, and spending 36 hours in jail because you didn’t have your ID. It’s the happy hour law review for Wednesday, November 2, 2011.
1The headline from Lowering the Bar says it all: Man Who Stabbed His First Two Lawyers With a Pencil Stabs Another Lawyer With a Pencil. When does the three-strike rule come into play? | Lowering the Bar
2Train robbers broke into a train car in California and made off with . . . twenty boxes of frozen pigs feet. Worth $200. | AZCentral
3In Philadelphia, two men hopped out of a Ford Expedition, pointed a gun at 13-year-old, and said “”Whatever you do, don’t move. . . . if you do anything, I’ll cap you.” After ransacking the kid’s pocket, they make off with a $5.50 meatball sub. | Philly.com
4This isn’t funny. It’s ludicrous. And we swear it’s an instance of the old English common law of nightwalking, something we talked about in a post last week. In New York, a college student spent 36 hours in jail for being in a park after 1:00 a.m. Why jail? She couldn’t produce her ID. | New York Times