News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In October, Judge Robert Armstrong of Riverside, Calif., dismissed an indecent exposure charge against a woman solely because a state statute makes criminal only a person who “lewdly exposes his person, or the private parts thereof,” which to Judge Armstrong clearly limited the law to males. (The prosecutor quickly filed an appeal.)
Dan Hinkle is the commissioner of the South County Youth Association, which plays in a large football league in Fairfax County, Va., and also the father of Scott, who played on the age-12-to-14 Raptors, who were fighting for a playoff spot in October when Hinkle fired their two coaches for violating his order to play Scott only on defense. (The coaches used him successfully on offense for one game.) The Raptors, to support the coaches, voted to disband the team even though they had made the playoffs, but Hinkle wouldn’t change his mind.
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