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April 24th, 2021 - 11:01 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Update: AG to probe whether Pierce Co. sheriff committed a crime in confrontation with black man

Newly elected Sheriff Ed Troyer (photo below) of Pierce County, Washington, triggered an uproar back in January when he “confronted a Black man driving in his Tacoma neighborhood and called 911 to report the man threatened to kill him …, sending 42 officers, deputies and troopers rushing[...]

April 24th, 2021 - 6:48 pm § in Racism

PHOTOGRAPHY: Police swarm

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April 24th, 2021 - 6:18 pm § in Misc., Science

What if you were stuck in a cave with 14 other people for 40 days?

Would more than one of you still be alive? By the time the HMS Bounty mutineers were found on Pitcairn Island, only one of them was; and their Polynesian predecessors on that island apparently didn’t fare any better (read about that here). During World War 2, Jewish partisans holed up in close[...]

April 24th, 2021 - 6:03 pm § in Law and Courts

How much free speech are students entitled to?

Kids — and specifically, public school students — don’t have the same free speech rights adults do. In 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that public schools could punish students for disruptive speech (read the decision here) because, as Vox put it (here), “Teachers and school ad[...]

April 24th, 2021 - 5:12 pm § in Misc.

Firearms instructor (video)

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April 24th, 2021 - 5:07 pm § in America, Politics

Why doesn’t Canada have our gun problem?

In an essay published on CNN (read it here), an American college professor in Toronto writes: “You can’t read these news stories [about mass shootings] and believe that US gun laws are working.” Uh, duh. You don’t need a Ph.D. to see that.¬†Canada isn’t violence-free, b[...]

April 24th, 2021 - 4:16 pm § in Law and Courts

Woman has Oklahoma felony record for unreturned VHS tape

A Texas woman recently discovered she has a felony record — one she didn’t know about — from when she lived in Oklahoma.¬†For a rented VHS tape that wasn’t returned. That state’s criminal records say she “feloniously embezzled” the VHS tape, the NBC affiliat[...]

April 24th, 2021 - 2:06 pm § in Law and Courts

Who lets a 17-year-old to drive a Lamborghini on public streets?

This guy. His name is James Khuri, he owns “several real estate firms and an e-commerce business” (according to Yahoo News here), and he’s apparently too busy to keep an eye on his teenager after handing him the keys to a racecar — until his kid kills somebody. The victim was[...]