Jack Rice - Blog

Jack Rice is a criminal defense trial lawyer who provides legal advice to those charged with crimes in Federal and Minnesota State courtrooms.


Jack's Blog & Media Appearances

The Jack Rice Show, Wednesday, May 31, 2006.

Jack opens up the phones today and takes your calls on a variety of topics: The Haditha attack which is currently being investigated seems to be leaning toward the murder of some 24 unarmed civilians including 9 children. The impact upon the Iraqi populace and our troops has yet to be determined.

A Minneapolis City Councilman has proposed an ordinance to prohibit people in alleys unless you live on the block or are guests of residents. What does this do to a community and does it really make us safer? Do we have enough police now to do the job?

A fallen soldier who was killed by an RPG in Afghanistan is laid to rest. He and his wife were practicing Wiccans. His wife wants the Wiccan pentacost five point star surrounded by a circle and the VA has refused. According to the Pentagon, 1800 members of the armed forces are self acknowledged Wiccans. Should the department of Veterans Affairs have the final say over whether a family of a fallen soldier may place a Wiccan military plaque?

Finally, Simon Schama joins the program to discuss his book Rough Crossings, Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution. It takes an interesting and controversial look at the Revolutionary War from the perspective of the slaves. More than 100,000 escaped their masters and fought for the British in hopes of earning their freedom. For some it worked out. For most, it did not.Considering the fact that the 4th of July was designed to celebrate our independence and freedom, and it specifically did not apply to slaves, why should an African Americans ever celebrate that date? Jack takes your calls. 651-989-9226 or 1-800-327-8255.