Friday, October 05, 2007

People v. Upsher (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 4, 2007)

When a security guard calls 911 after he sees you beating your domestic partner, it generally doesn't help to go up to the guard and say "You want to be a hero, m****r f****er? You're going to die." Or to then chase him around his security vehicle and tell him to hang up the phone because you're well-known to the Oceanside Police Department as well as the FBI. Presumably for more than your sparkling personality.

Oh, and it's admittedly not a separate criminal offense to say "It's none of your f***ing business what I do to my girl." Still, that's probably not a great idea either. And, by the way, those earlier comments do indeed constitute an additional criminal offense: dissuading a witness. Which, Mr. Upsher, you should well know, since you were previously convicted of precisely such an offense.

That'll get you a total of 9 years in prison. Like I said: not a good idea.