So today I checked the visitor count on my blog. Now officially over 10,000! That amazes me. Thank you to everyone who lands here. I hope I can help someone. I am a little taken aback, I never thought that many people would end up looking at my site. As always, feel free to email me. Have a great Wednesday!
Have you all read this yet?
Malfunction in courtroom recording equipment leads to murder case mistrial
August 26, 2014 By NCRA
According to a recent article posted by the Lexington Herald-Leader on its website Kentucky.com, a malfunction in courtroom recording equipment prompted a judge last month to declare a mistrial in the case of murder defendant Patrick Deon Ragland. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone declared the mistrial just before the start of the third day of the trial, telling jurors that the courtroom recording equipment had not preserved the opening statements by Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Lou Ann Red Corn or public defender Lucas Roberts, nor the testimony of the trial’s first four witnesses.
The recordings are crucial in the event that the case is appealed to a higher court, Scorsone explained to the jurors. If either the defense or prosecution argues that a mistake was made, the recordings are used by appellate judges to determine whether a reversible error was made. Without that recording, appellate judges would not be able to make a determination.
Here is a quick article on how to use these correctly.
I know there are a few blogs out there, I find most are pretty outdated. I do a few Facebook groups, which I do enjoy. There are some great forums as well. What are your Favorite sites, blogs, or forums?
It is now the beginning of August. So I have officially been in the program for 3 months. Time has went by fast so far. I just started Lesson 12, So an average of a lesson a week. My goal was to complete theory in 6 months, and at this point, that seems realistic. Well, my thoughts on the program are still positive. I watched my sister at a Depo, and I watched her write lesson 11 audio drill. It is amazing to see how different our theories are, but yet very similar in ways. After seeing how she writes certain words, I understand the CRAH theory better, or rather, understand the thought put into making it easier to learn. She learned Phoenix, which is "stroke intensive." When I first started out on this journey, I thought stroke intensive was a bad thing. Now I am see how trying to shorten writing can actually slow you down, when in fact, you are trying to do the opposite. When you start looking into your future career and see you have to reach a steady speed of 225 wpm, you think that you will have to brief everything in order to reach those speeds. And, in part, that is true. However, I watched my sister write out words, even as a working and successful reporter. I talked to Linda Bland about this, as well as my sister. It is faster to write some words that do not come automatically to you.
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