Judge: Allen's Statements Out
A Florida judge has ruled that since Florida legislator Bob Allen was not read his Miranda rights, statements he subsequently made to the police will not be admissible in his trial, including his stated fear of black men and his (as far as I know) previously undisclosed mention that he had "$800 in his car". Hmm, that seems kinda bribe-ish, don't it? Unless he was planning on blowing 40 black dudes in that park.
The trial will go on, beginning Sept. 19th. The Speaker of the Florida House has stripped Allen of his committee appointments, but Allen has sworn that he will not resign and in fact, plans to run for higher office. Yeah, that'll happen.