Linkable stuff that piled up while I was away . . .
- This is an unfortunate death, but it’s absurd that prosecutors would even consider charging the woman once they knew the story. And of course we can’t have an unfortunate death without the suggestion of an absurd, ill-considered law to “ensure this never happens again.”*
- Obama graciously grants eight lame pardons.
- I don’t find the Westboro Baptist Church worthy of much attention, mostly because that’s what they want. But this is pretty great.
- Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes speaks out on the treatment of Bradley Manning.
- DOJ announces says it will not pursue federal civil rights charges against the police officers who severely beat Pittsburgh music student Jordan Miles after mistaking a Mountain Dew bottle in his pocket for a gun. I wrote about the case here.
- The BBC visits a Miami jail and finds some pretty horrendous conditions.
- Utah makes it illegal to act sexy.
- Sounds like a plan.
- Very suspicious police shooting death after a traffic stop in Cobb County, Georgia.
* I overlooked the portion of the article alleging that those attending the party delayed seeking medical attention in order to usher out underage drinkers and settle on a story. If those are allegations are true, then some criminal charges are appropriate. I was referring specifically to the punch that instigated it all.