There Was No Knife

Now the government is saying that Ibragim Todashev, the Chechen friend of Tamerlan Tsarnaev who was killed in Orlando by an FBI agent, was unarmed at the time of his death.  Original reports said that Todashev, who supposedly was about to sign a confession implicating himself and Tamerlan in a triple murder in Waltham, MA on 9/11/11, had a knife.

Unsurprising News Story of the Day

From the New York Daily News:

“The missing Fox executive who disappeared last May after a reported affair with a cocaine dealers wife was most likely the victim of a homicide, Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials said Thursday.”

People, if you’re going to have an affair, not with a cocaine dealer’s wife, okay?

Boehner Can’t Tell Murder from Suicide

John Boehner whined to the Ripon Society, a GOP think tank, today:

“So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of the Administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party.  And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

Why would the Dems shove them when they’re already jumping into that dustbin?

When your enemy is trying to commit suicide, get out of the way!

Gay Marriage Not LIke Murder, More Like Slavery

On the heels of all the attention to Antonin Scalia’s analogizing gay marriage to murder, GOP SC Sen. Lindsey “Butters” Graham says the correct analogy is not to murder, but to slavery.

Arguing that the Supreme Court shouldn’t rule in favor of gay marriage, Graham says it should be done only be constitutional amendment because, um, that’s how slavery was abolished.

SCOTUS Rules on Murders Committed by Juveniles

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 (and you know who voted how) that a mandatory sentence of life without parole for those who commit murder when under 18 is cruel and unusual punishment  and therefore unconstitutional under the Eighth Amendment.  Back in 2005, the Court ruled against the death penalty for minors who commit murder.

Today’s cases were Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs, both involving plaintiffs who were 14 at the time they committed murder.