Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Another obstinate cop involved in a traffic stop: Police officer won’t let man continue on to hospital after pulling him over for expired plates, despite the fact that his mother had stopped breathing, and the hospital was less than a mile away. She died in the car.
I think they’re nuts, but you have to credit PETA people for their creativity.
Governments across the globe are secretly negotiating a pretty scary-sounding copyright treaty that according to leaked documents could criminalize peer-to-peer filesharing (as opposed to civil fines) and subject iPods and laptops to border searches for pirated material. Scarier still, the Obama administration has invoked state secrets in response to FOIA requests, claiming release the details of the treaty or the negotiations would compromise “national security.” More here and here.
Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) continues his stellar work on criminal justice and prison reform.
Daniel Larison has sensible thoughts on decriminalizing marijuana. The “drugs are horrible, but the drug war is worse” approach has never struck me as a particularly sensible approach when it comes to marijuana.
Dead pixel on Google Earth.
Here’s some good news, as a man in Washington is acquitted in a medical marijuana case. The police poisoning the family dogs during a drug raid is certainly a new one to me.
Here’s a trailer for the upcoming Where the Wild Things Are movie.