Friday, January 9th, 2009
Judge orders Alabama sheriff incarcerated in his own jail for underfeeding his inmates. Alabama has a befuddling law that allows sheriff’s to keep any money budgeted for jail food that they don’t spend. This particular sheriff skimped on prisoner rations, and made $212,000 over three years–to “supplement” his $64,000 per year income.
Cult of the presidency watch: James Joyner says it’s time we stopped closing off neighborhoods shutting down cities in the name of presidential safety. Couldn’t agree more. Motorcade creep is out of control.
TSA and JetBlue shell out $240,000 to settle with a man they hassled at the airport for wearing a t-shirt with Arabic writing. According to the complaint, one TSA officer told the man that “wearing a shirt with Arabic script to an airport was like going to the bank in a shirt that said ‘I am a robber.’” TSA admitted no wrongdoing, of course. They just paid out some taxpayer money to make the guy go away.
This guy’s got spunk. Too bad he can’t spell.
TV news investigation finds that nearly 1,400 Atlanta police officers have criminal records.
Great collection of old-time Chicago boxing photos.