Charlie's Blog


Welcome to Charlie Buttrey's blog. Explore Charlie's insights on current legal issues and concerns and how they relate to our world... as well as, other subjects that have caught his eye and interest.

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  1. March 19, 2019 Georgian Keith Tharpe was convicted of first-degree murder in 1990 and was sentenced to death. It was later discovered that one of the jurors who voted to impose the death penalty wrote in an affidavit that “there are two types of black people: 1. Black folks and 2. Niggers” and that Tharpe...

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  2. March 18, 2019 In the wake of the massacre at the mosque in Christchurch, the New York Times posted this graphic outlining the various steps governments throughout the world require before a person can obtain a gun. A few examples: In Japan: (1) Take a firearms class and pass a written exam, which is held up...

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  3. March 16, 2019 Regular readers of this blog know that (1) I have some grave concerns about climate change and (2) the news in this regard tends to be pretty bleak. But perhaps here’s a sign of better things to come.¬† According to this article at, scientists may be on the verge of creating...

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  4. March 15, 2019 As I prepare to take a trans-Atlantic voyage on the Queen Mary 2 later this year, I thought I’d share this fun fact: Some thirty million people will take cruises this year worldwide (I should note that Atlantic crossings are not technically “cruises” since, by definition, a cruise ship stops at various...

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  5. March 14, 2019 There are an infinite number of players to the right….

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