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jbe

@jbe@esq.social

#Criminal defence lawyer in Metro #Vancouver, #BritishColumbia

Previously: civil litigation attorney in AL + MN; background in 1st, 4th Amendment law & #QualifiedImmunity

🗣️: #law #LawFedi #politics #culture #cycling & life in #BC.

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jbe, to random
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Southern youth minister: "Yeah, I'm into Dune 2"

[flipping chair backwards and straddling it to face his audience]

"Dune 2 others what you'd have them Dune 2 you"

jbe, to random
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A great article ... so of course the publication pulled it.

Find the author, Kate Wagner, at mcmansionhell on various social media sites.

https://web.archive.org/web/20240301170542/https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a46975496/behind-f1-velvet-curtain/

jbe, to random
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An Alabama woman who was mistakenly arrested for endangering her fetus with drugs -- but who wasn’t pregnant -- settled her lawsuit against employees of the sheriff’s office, according to court documents.

https://www.al.com/news/2024/02/alabama-woman-jailed-for-exposing-fetus-to-drugs-wasnt-even-pregnant-she-just-settled-her-suit.html

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Even for the US in 2024 this is dark.

“His mother back in Venezuela felt the vibrations,” Sliwa bragged to Hannity. “He is sucking concrete. The cops scraped him off the asphalt. He’s on his way to jail.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sean-hannity-guardian-angels-fox-news_n_65c364a0e4b0dbc806aec1af

jbe, to random
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I was excited to wear my new suit today, and then some asshole on the sidewalk passing by said "hey, you look like Jordan Peterson!" so excuse me while I burn this suit and pee on the ashes

jbe, to random
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I just learned the news, and I am absolutely making a special trip to the liquor store right now to buy a nice bottle of whisky to celebrate.

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At some point I just need to lean in to my identity as a tech hipster. Yeah, I use Mastodon and Threads. Yeah, I use Bing and Edge as my default search and browser. Yeah, I bought a Zune. Deal with it.

jbe,
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@andrew
@jacobschumer
I fondly recall my Cowon iAUDIO X5 player ... loaded with Rockbox.

In retrospect, I was always destined to be here on Mastodon.

jbe, to AirBNB
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Some property owners 'panicking' following recently introduced short-term rental legislation

Realtors in some cities are already seeing a flood of listings, at a time of year when listing levels are typically low

"They thought they were going to make a mint because they saw what was happening in the gold rush. And now they're realizing, 'Oh, big mistake.'"

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/short-term-rental-property-sales-bc-1.7037791

jbe, to Canada
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claims victory over US farmers in free-trade dispute over access to the country's highly regulated dairy market

The final report from a / panel was released Nov. 10, but kept under wraps until the Friday after American Thanksgiving pursuant to an agreement between Canada and the US

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/dairy-supply-management-u-s-1.7037957

jbe, to random
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The thing about a temporary ceasefire between Israel and Hamas is, when you think about it, there's no good reason for it to be temporary.

jbe,
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@barney
I hear you. But counterpoint: Israel is not going to bomb Hamas out of existence unless it's willing to plant very fertile and fast-growing seeds for Hamas 2. And for that matter, Hamas isn't going to destroy Israel without destroying itself.

jbe, to random
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Met an aggressive Canadian* for the first time today

(* = a Canadian who politely corrected me for saying "restroom" instead of "washroom")

jbe, to random
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Horse-race sensationalist headlines are like "Nikki Haley surging, Ron DeSantis steady or worse in primary race" and then you read the story and it's got Trump at like 60% among GOP voters.

I'm 100% on board with Jay Rosen's "not the odds but the stakes" approach to journalism. Mostly because the stakes are what actually matter, but also because odds-focused coverage has every incentive to pretend that even an open-and-shut situation is a dramatic nail-biter.

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let them fight dot gif

Swimmer witnesses surprise fight between octopus and sea lion near

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/sea-lion-octopus-nanaimo-1.7032769

jbe, to random
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If you're known for producing overpriced and underthought products that are poorly constructed and that unintentionally self-destruct in spectacular fashion, maybe don't brag that you're filing a "thermonuclear lawsuit"

jbe, to random
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Police respond to reports of mysterious screaming on 🇨🇦 island, find a 'sad goat'

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/quadra-island-rcmp-mysterious-screaming-1.7029695

jbe, to random
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I still enjoy sharing my thoughts / dumb jokes on the Fediverse more than on other platforms. But as a mere consumer of content, I've been toying with BlueSky and Threads.

For reasons I can't explain fully, I'm surprising myself by preferring Threads to BlueSky. If pressed, I'd say Threads has been better for news and substantive political posts, though the theatre-kid silliness of BlueSky still has its appeal.

I still prefer the Fediverse model of course, but Threads might actually have legs.

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Via terriblemap (Threads): Population distribution of the United States in units of Canadas

jbe, to random
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Is me

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I have one client who is actively suspicious of my colleague and me because we've been doing so much to help him even though his legal aid contract has expired. (We are working behind the scenes to get it extended, it'll be fine.)

He says we're doing great work, but then he'll email late on a weekend night like (paraphrasing) "what is going on?? why are you doing all this helpful shit if you're not getting paid? do I need to be worried?"

I think that's a testament to our work? Sort of?

jbe,
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We work with a ton of folks living in extremely marginalised circumstances, many of whom have been taken advantage of for longer than I've been alive. The fact that I'm their lawyer no matter what Legal Aid says, that I'll stay on until the court or the client themselves tells me to stop, is not always easy for them to wrap their minds around.

jbe,
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@Bam
Oh yeah, ethics complaints against Legal Aid lawyers here (the BC version of what we'd call public defenders in the US) are very much a thing. I'm sure I'll have one on record soon enough.

jbe,
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@Bam
Yep, I practiced a decade in the US before moving to BC, which is why I clarified. The fact that "legal aid" applied in the criminal context here confused me on arrival!

(I guess technically this system is more akin to how it works in states with no public defender agency, since it involves contracts to private counsel to rep indigent defendants. It just all goes through a Crown corporation here -- neither a ministry arrangement nor an entirely individualized contract approach.)

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For non-lawyers, @davidallengreen provides an easy-to-follow example of how judges assess facts -- and write about them -- when facing two factual accounts that starkly differ from each other.

https://emptycity.substack.com/p/how-a-court-settles-a-stark-dispute

jbe, to random
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I turn 42 today, but I'd still rather spend the day playing video games or hiking than ... I don't know, what is it 42-year-old men are supposed to do? Read "Master and Commander"?

jbe,
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Maybe I should just continue the mattress shopping journey we're on, this middle-aged spine of mine isn't going to unfuck itself

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