Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
- California liberals worry that federal pot raids will make people distrustful of government. Let’s hope so!
- National Guard Units aiding state drug war efforts. And possibly in defiance of the Supreme Court’s ruling in Kyllo.
- This article on the Otto Zehm killing aptly demonstrates the many problems with police unions.
- Both Reuters and Walter Olson throw water on the notion that Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine laws are filling the streets with blood.
- The sponsors the 1978 California law that substantially expanded the state’s use of the death penalty are now arguing for its repeal.
- Clark County, Nevada DA won’t charge a cop who was caught on film repeatedly kicking a man in the head. The man was in diabetic shock at the time. The officer has a history of misconduct, which the DA apparently didn’t know about until it was uncovered by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
- Union claims it should be able to force anyone who wants to work in a particular field to join the union and pay dues, and that it should then be able to use a portion of those dues for political activities. And it claims that preventing it from doing so is a violation of the union’s free speech.
- How the pun changed world history.