Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sickouts and Bomb Threats - The Fun Never Stops

It is, of course, Maricopa County.

Where 19 of the Sheriff's detention officers came down with the flu this morning. And a 20th is out for what the Criminal Court Administrator called "unforeseen circumstances" (tacitly acknowledging that the sudden onslaught of sniffles was foreseen*). A spokesman for the detention officers' union says the sickout wasn't coordinated. But the union has scheduled a press conference for this afternoon to show their solidarity with the voluntarily jailed contemnor and thief Adam Stoddard who was just doing his job when he illegally and indefensibly read and then appropriated papers from defense attorney Joanne Cuccia's case files.

And where, for the second time this week, a bomb threat has been called in by someone allegedly disgruntled with the Public Defender. This time, they evacuated the courthouse.

So reports the Arizona Republic.

Film at 11, as they say.

Thanks to Sarah for the news flash. (The link is to her blog, though she posted the news in a comment on Greenfield's.)
*As Milton understood, that which is foreseen may still be voluntary and evil. As God says of Satan and the fallen angels in Paradise Lost:
. . . if I foreknew,
Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault,
Which had no less prov'd certain unforeknown.

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