9 – YEAR – OLD CHARGED WITH MURDER
An Illinois child has been charged in Woodford County with starting a fire that killed 5 in a mobile home park. Under Illinois law, he is not entitled to a jury trial if he’s under 10. But the prosecution will nonetheless have a tough time proving that he could have formed a premeditated intent, based on what is now known about a child’s brain development; in fact, he probably still believes that Micky Mouse is real.
MARK TWAIN: “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.”
E-SCOOTERS & YOUR LICENSE
As Chicago now grapples with the end of a test period for e-scooters, Germany considers them as motor vehicles. And during the recent Octoberfest, aka the world’s largest beer fest, they arrested over 400 people for drunk driving; 254 of them lost their licenses!
Author THOMAS MASSON: “Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.”
THREE FLOYDS WANTS THEIR NAME
Stating in a federal lawsuit that “consumers frequently shorten the Three Floyds marks to ‘Floyds’, the craft brewing company based in Munster has recently sued Floyd’s Spiked Beverages for trademark infringement, even tho the latter produces only spiked teas & lemonades. The issue of whether consumers would be likely to confuse both brands, this nonetheless shows how serious craft brewers have become at protecting their intellectual property.
CARRIE FISHER: “As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don’t.,