Sunday, June 7th, 2009
“‘Are you finding that the Internet is a big thing?’ asked Jane Hulbert, a helpful McDonald’s media-relations person, with whom I spoke a short while ago. Yes, I told her. In some quarters, the Internet is a very big thing.” (NOTE: Yes, I know this article was written in 1994 — that’s what makes it fun. That not so long ago, major corporations were still figuring out whether this “Internet” thing was worth getting involved with.)
I blogged about this case shortly after it happened, but the wife of a public defender who was pulled over for DWI because, the officer said, of “the smell of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle” and that the woman “had bloodshot, watery eyes and a flushed face,” is now suing in federal court. The boilerplate language was exposed when the woman’s blood test came back negative for any trace of alcohol.
More allegations against Philly narcotics cop Jeffrey Cujdik and his crew, this time of planting drugs during a raid.
Man’s body decomposes in minivan while NYPD cops . . . continue to paper the van with parking tickets.
Beautiful time-lapse videos from Tokyo.
Dahlia Lithwick on the prison boom.