Monday, July 4th, 2011
- Tennessee legislature takes on the dangerous threat posed by raunchy bumper stickers.
LAPD L.A. Sheriff’s Department to stop suspending cops who “have used excessive force, driven while intoxicated, falsely imprisoned people or committed other serious misconduct.” Instead, they’ll now get a stern warning.
- Speaking of L.A., the city will settle with the family of a teen shot and killed by an LAPD cop after video evidence shows the cop lied about the incident. It’s the second time video has contradicted his testimony. Yes, the cop is still on active duty.
- Really fantastic ProPublica investigation into how the criminal justice system handles the deaths of children. Answer: Not very well.