True Crime, False Accounts

In the last week, two of my fellow New Hampshire bloggers caught on to some very interesting stories involving crimes — and some very interesting ways in which they are being reported.

(In the interest of full disclosure, neither of them are “Real” New Hampshirites, since they both moved here from out of state. By long lasting tradition, you have to have been here for at least three generations to earn that title. They’ve moved from “flatlanders” to “out of staters” by moving here. Their children will be considered “new folk,” and their grandchildren — if they’re lucky — might be considered “New Hampshirites.” But that almost takes an act of the legislature.)

Over at Joust The Facts, Giacomo stumbled across an account of a former government official being arrested for spying. It seems that this fellow exploited his position of trust within the White House to steal documents from the Vice President’s office and supply them to members of the opposition in a foreign nation. And you will not believe just how Reuters chose to characterize Leandro Aragoncillo’s former position…

Meanwhile, over at the former Mass. Backwards, now No Looking Backwards since he went over the wall from the asylum fled north, Bruce finds a rather fascinating story involving a business columnist for the Boston Globe. It appears that Mr. Steve Bailey was just shocked — shocked — at how easily one could obtain a gun in New Hampshire, and traveled up to my back yard (West Lebanon) to get one for his very own.

In the process, though, Mr. Bailey managed to break at least one law regarding handguns. Possibly more. Or maybe he didn’t break any, after all — it depends on which version of his story he’s telling at the time. Each version, though, Bruce notes, moves closer and closer to a version where Mr. Bailey will not have to be held to account by agents of the ATF. I’m not sure if he’s quite there yet, but I’m sure he will soon. Especially if he gets a good lawyer to help him reconstruct his memory.

Sooner or later I’m going to publish my own “blogroll” of sites you oughta be reading, but most likely aren’t. Giacomo and Bruce are near the top — and not just because they’re both fellow Granite Staters.

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