Archive for November 2010

Maybe I’m looking at this all wrong.

It was mentioned to me at coffee this morning that I may just be chasing the wrong guy.  I don’t think so cause he’s the head idiot in charge, but it is noteworthy that the Victim’s Advocate may be the one to blame when victims of crime are ignored.  If this is in fact the […]

As you read about the sitting attorney’s incompetence, consider the statute below.

Another disgruntled county resident.

Over the weekend, I spoke to yet another county taxpayer that was less than impressed with the sitting county attorney and the job he isn’t doing.  Apparently this gentleman’s truck was stolen by a thrice convicted felon.  The Cloquet Police caught the dirtbag within three hours with the keys, in his house.  Well, when it […]

Anyone know if there is a county policy regarding personal use of county telephones?

I doubt anyone will have the courage to come forward, but I’ll find out next week if I’ve got time.  I’m just wondering if distributing your so called “work” number for socializing or non county business is acceptable and if it is, why?  If you’re on the taxpayer clock, shouldn’t you be performing tasks related […]

Did you all read the computer use policy?

Folks, if you’ve read the policy, it seems pretty clear, doesn’t it?  I’d like to bring your attention to paragraph 1, final sentence.  Clearly it says Use of the County’s access for product advertisement or political campaigning is also prohibited. Clear enough, right?  Well boys and girls, on the website promoting the latest referendum hosing […]

Cartoon County’s internet access agreement.

Okay boys and girls, this is what every Cartoon County employee must agree to when signing on to the ship.  I’d encourage you all to read this thoroughly, apparently many Cartoon County employees have not done so.  I’ve not got that much, but there will be more to come.  Since we’re looking at a Holiday, […]

Here are the statutes regarding victims rights ignored by the Cartoon County Attorney.

Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct. Rule 4.4.

Okay guys and girls, apply this to our local store owner whose employee was robbed at gunpoint.  If you all remember, TJ’s country store was robbed at gunpoint by a couple of punk thugs. These brave wannabee’s had the bravado to stick a gun in the female clerks head and clear the till.  A few […]

Rule 3.8: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor.

Now, this one is funny.  The rule starts with the phrase “The prosecutor in a criminal case shall (f) exercise reasonable care to prevent employees or other persons assisting or associated with the prosecutor in a criminal case and over whom the prosecutor has direct control from making an extrajudicial statement that the prosecutor would […]

Another good one with the rules of conduct. Right. Rules? I’m the County Attorney, I don’t need no rules.

The Minnesota Lawyers Rules of conduct book on page 6, paragraph 17 is pretty clear.  Second sentence says “Most of the duties flowing from the client-lawyer relationship attach only after the client has requested the lawyer to render legal services and the lawyer has agreed to do so.”  Interesting how this will be analyzed, we’ll […]