Friday, March 27th, 2009
Cities trying to figure out what to do over increasing problem of squatters.
I frequently take advantage of the option to buy used goods on Amazon. But there are some products were it’s probably just not a very good idea.
Cop with 20-years of service and named cop-of-the-year in 2004 begins to discover some disturbing problems within his department. So he tries to do something about them. You can probably guess what happens next.
CNN edits medical marijuana segment out of D.L Hughley’s show, apparently due to “editorial standards.”
The New York Times has a round up of cases in New York City where video footage has directly contradicted the testimony or reports of police officers.
Lawsuits says man was improperly booted off of a grand jury. Money quote: “Back in 2001, fellow grand jurors quickly became irritated with Atherton, saying he was disruptive and was holding up the process with all of his questions about probable cause and burden of proof, according to court records.” The nerve!
Here’s a nice story about a young girl whose life was likely saved by press coverage of the Natasha Richardson tragedy.
Jim Backstrom, the Minnesota prosecutor I mentioned in my forensics piece this week, is being investigated by the state’s legal disciplinary committee. The people I’ve spoken with expect little more than a slap on the wrist, and even then, whatever the committee determines is unlikely to be made public.