Hello, I’m Professor Leonard Birdsong. I live in Orlando, Florida where I teach Criminal Law, Evidence, and Immigration Law at the Barry Law School. I received my Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School and my Bachelor’s degree from Howard University. I have written many scholarly legal pieces since joining the legal academy in 1998.
Since 2013 I have written and published sixteen eBooks, fourteen on these books have been devoted to the doings of dumb criminals, and the antics of weird and funny criminals. My latest book that just came out is Professor Birdsong’s Dumbest Thieves, Thugs, & Rogues. These books are not scholarly pieces! My six volumes of Weird Criminal Law Stories and my other series of seven Dumbest Criminals books, and my “365” Weird Stories for every Day of the Year, are written just for fun and enjoyment. A number of my eBooks are now in paperback and can be purchased at many online booksellers.
My two eBooks not devoted to humor include a book on Immigration Law and a book providing guidance to students thinking of going to law school. My Immigration book, Immigration: Obama Must Act Now!” and my humor book, 365” Weird Stories for every Day of the Year, each won awards in 2015 and 2016, respectively from the Florida Authors and Publishers Association for being among the best eBooks published in North America.
I am very proud of my legal career which included my work as an attorney with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler. I later served as a diplomat with the State Department with various postings in Nigeria, Germany, and the Bahamas. I also worked as a federal prosecutor, first as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and later as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Virgin Islands. After leaving government service, I was in private practice in Washington, D.C., where I specialized in trial work ranging from criminal defense work to political asylum matters.
Although I have been involved in serious criminal law work over the years as a prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a law professor, I know that it is good to stayed grounded. This means often taking time to look at the many funny and weird criminal law stories that crop up around the United States and the world. Sometimes it is good laugh at some of the silly foibles of dumb criminals and their crimes. That is why several years ago I began to collect and edit from the wire services and news the type of weird and funny criminal law stories that appear in my anthologies. I hope my readers will get a few good laughs or at least, some chuckles from my collections of dumb and weird criminal law stories.
The Professor has delighted in telling you stories from his first two book series, Dumbest Criminal Law Stories and Weird Criminal Law Stories. Now he writes for fun and your enjoyment in his latest, Professor Birdsong’s Dumbest Thieves, Thugs, & Rogues. These stories are some of the best from around the world and should bring you many good laughs. For instance:
A thief in Phoenix just released from County jail on drug charges ran laps around the jail celebrating his freedom, then tried to carjack a truck belonging to the jail.
The Miami man arrested for stealing a corpse from a casket at a funeral home. An Orlando bandit who broke into a convenience store by bashing in the front door with his head.
The awkward thief who burglarized an Albuquerque home only to be confronted by the 66-year- old wife and her 70-year- old husband who held him at gunpoint in his car loaded with their household possession until police arrived.
The San Jose thug who confessed to murder by cutting out the middle man and presented himself to the Santa Clara County jail with his confession.
An impatient Wendy’s drive-thru customer in Chicago, so hungry he opened fire on another driver who tried to cut in front of him;
The thug who was sentenced to a year in jail for trying to sell a backpack of dirty socks as marijuana.
The Norwegian prisoner gone rogue who used a surfboard to escape from an island prison.
A Frenchman suspended from his job with pay for 12 years who sought compensation of $500,000 because he claimed his career was ruined.
And so many other stories about dumb thieve, thugs, and rogues that will make you laugh out loud.
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Professor Birdsong received his J.D. from the Harvard Law School and his B.A. from Howard University. He teaches law in Orlando, Florida. After graduation from law school he worked four years at the law firm of Baker Hostetler. He then entered into a varied and distinguished career in government service. He served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department with various postings in Nigeria, Germany and the Bahamas. Professor Birdsong later served as a federal prosecutor. After leaving government service, and before he began teaching, Professor Birdsong was in private law practice in Washington, D.C.
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