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Oh Ten Phoenix Crash Case

June 12, 2012

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The case against a Phoenix trash truck driver who killed four motorcyclists more than two years ago may finally be resolved this month. The truck driver is Michael J. Jakscht. (See photo.) Twenty-six months ago Jakscht was charged with four counts of manslaughter, five counts of aggravated assault and seven counts of endangerment. Those charges […]

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Calendar Days

March 15, 2012

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I grow restless. I must go. I need a road trip. It is not just me. These are frustrating times and I think the road trip is one of the last remaining fragments of the broken American dream. I cling to it like a splinter from the true cross. We may no longer be able […]

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The Poker Run

April 27, 2010

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Where you are going is always where you are. The destination is always the getting there. So at the end of all my journeys it is 45 degrees and gray. I am sitting all alone at a red light on an empty stretch of Pacific Coast Highway. There is not a cop in sight so […]

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Moron Charged

April 8, 2010

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Michael J. Jakscht, the moron who ran over a pack of motorcycles in Phoenix on March 25th was charged Tuesday with four counts of manslaughter, five counts of aggravated assault and seven counts of endangerment. Three of the motorcyclists injured that day, Clyde R. Nachand, Stephen Punch and Daniel L. Butler, died at the scene. […]

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Phoenix Crash Victims Remembered

March 29, 2010

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There was a commemorative ride yesterday for the motorcyclists who were killed by a moron in a dump truck last Thursday in Phoenix. The moron is 46-year-old Michael J. Jakscht. The four motorcyclists who died when he ran over them at a stop light have been identified as Clyde R. Nachand (pictured above), Stephen Punch, […]

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Irate Citizen Fined

March 27, 2009

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Travis Munroe Townsend, 26, (pictured above) the good citizen who used a pick axe to protest the awarding of police powers to robots in Arizona, was fined $3,500 and sentenced to a year of probation earlier this month. On December 3rd of last year an Arizona motorcycle cop lurking under the 59th Avenue overpass of […]

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Arpaio’s Jail Unconstitutional

October 29, 2008

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The next time you get picked up in Phoenix on a Friday afternoon your weekend in jail should be slightly better. Last week, US District Judge Neil Wake ruled that the Maricopa County Jail violates the constitutional rights of its prisoners. Judge Wake ruled inmates incarcerated for more than 24 hours must have a bed […]

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