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Justice Bedsworth: A Bridge [Too Far Out] Named James Brown


It’s not my fault if you fall over laughing and hurt yourself, but I can say it will probably be worth it:

Excerpt: ‘I have no idea why the James Brown Soul Center of the Universe Bridge is here.(4) What I know is that in 1993, the town voted to name their new bridge after James Brown. He came and christened it with a rendition of “I Feel Good,” and now all the ranchers who do business in this cow town (the ski resort is way up the hill; very few skiers use the bridge) pass by or over a bridge named not after Merle Haggard or George Strait or Garth Brooks, but James Brown….

You want to know what it’s like to be a peace officer in a small town in Colorado? Here are a few excerpts from Steamboat Today’s police log: “Tuesday, January 19, 12:15 a.m.: Steamboat Springs Police Department officers stopped a drunken pedestrian at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue. Officers reportedly saw the man walking down the street carrying a pole used to hold velvet waiting line ropes. The man reportedly was extremely intoxicated and could not give them an address or the name of a sober friend, so officers took him to detox for the night. Officers could not immediately determine where the pole came from.”…
’ (link to full article: Law Enforcement for the Soul… Center, by Justice William W. Bedsworth)

Read other Justice Bedsworth’s “Criminal Waste of Space” columns (over at the OC Bar Association)

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