Damian J. Penny
Damian J. Penny, a native of Mt. Pearl, Nfld., is a family law practitioner with Bedford Law in Bedford, N.S. His blog can be found at www.damianpenny.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter @damianpenny.
Column: Law Library
Column: Law Library
Website URL: http://www.damianpenny.com
Monday, 11 November 2013 08:00
A disturbing thought occurred to me while reading Coaching for Attorneys — after 15 years of practising law, I have become lazy about meeting deadlines and making it to appointments on time.
Monday, 23 September 2013 09:00
The next thing [Cheye] Calvo remembers is the sound of his mother-in-law screaming. He ran to the window and saw heavily armed men clad in black rushing his front door. Next came the explosion. He’d later learn that this was when the police blew open his front door. Then there was gunfire. Then boots stomping the floor. Then more gunfire. Calvo, still in his boxers, screamed, “I’m upstairs, please don’t shoot!” He was instructed to walk downstairs with his hands in the air, the muzzles of two guns pointed directly at him. He still didn’t know it was the police. He described what happened next at a Cato Institute forum six weeks later. “At the bottom of the stairs, they bound my hands, pulled me across the living room, and forced me to kneel on the floor in front of my broken door. I thought it was a home invasion. I was fearful that I was about to be executed.” I later asked Calvo what might have happened if he’d had a gun in his home for self-defense. His answer: “I’d be dead.” In another interview, he would add, “The worst thing I could have done was defend my home.”
Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces by Radley Balko, PublicAffairs, 2013, pp. 382.
Monday, 22 July 2013 09:00
|Wrong Side of the Law: True Stories of Crime by Edward Butts; Dundurn Press, 2013; pp. 224; $19.99.|
Monday, 20 May 2013 08:00
Monday, 18 March 2013 09:00
|Charlie and the Angels: The Outlaws, the Hells Angels and the Sixty Years War, by Alex Caine, Random House Canada, 2012, pp. 272.|
This is why we look repulsive.
We are saying we don’t want to be like you or look like you.
So stay out of our face.
God forgives, Outlaws don’t
- The “Outlaws’ Creed”
Monday, 21 January 2013 10:08
|A Cruel Arithmetic: Inside the Case Against Polygamy, by Craig Jones, Irwin Law, 2012, pp. 384.|
Monday, 26 November 2012 08:00
Sarah Peterson Herr, a research lawyer with the Kansas Court of Appeals, recently learned the hard way that putting your opinions out on Twitter can get a lawyer in trouble. After calling a former state attorney general now facing ethics charges a “douche bag,” Herr found herself out of a job.
Thursday, 27 September 2012 11:39
Monday, 16 July 2012 10:58
Monday, 21 May 2012 09:00
|Laughing at the Gods: Great Judges and How They Made the Common Law, by Allan C. Hutchinson, Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 328, Cdn$30.95|