When I was told that the depositions in former Deputy Sheriff Scott Milliman’s had not yet begun and Federal Magistrate Michael Mahoney expected them to be completed by March 21st, the word that came to mind was “stress.”
Having been through two stressful law suits–one an extended divorce proceeding and the other when the Northwest Herald sued me–I know about it first-hand.
I thought of the addition stress that Andy Zinke, a named defendant, would undergo as he was running for public office for the first time.
He is running for public office for the first time, stressful for anyone.
The primary election will be held on March 18th, three days before the deposition deadline.
There is no public list of those to be deposed, but odds are good that a number will be playing significant roles in Zinke’s attempt to beat former Des Plaines Police Commander Bill Prim in the GOP primary.
- Sheriff Keith Nygren
- Commander John L. Miller
- Lt. Ken Nielson
- Sgt. Steven Schmitt
Surely there are others, since Milliman attorney Thomas Carl Crooks told the Court on Wednesday that he was having difficulty finding addresses for some witnesses.
Bryan Krause was “terminated” as a defendant a year ago.
That’s interesting and probably has caused more stress for the folks being sued.
But let me get back to the title of his post.
My wife and son had a Cub Scout overnight at the Shedd Aquarium.
Brownies or Girl Scouts in the corridor where they were to spend the night were pretty noisy, so the Cubs moved to another corridor.
An employee of the aquarium walked in and told them they could not sleep there.
It would be “too stressful for the fish,” he said.
We laugh about it every time someone brings it up…most recently at Rain Forest Cafe.
I don’t know why that favorite family story popped into my head when I figured out the depositions would be being taken from Zinke and his supporters which the primary election campaign was in full swing, but it did.