Police and prosecution roundup

by Walter Olson on September 30, 2013

  • Stop and bleed: Tennessee rolls out “no refusal” blood-draw DUI driver checkpoints, which already go on in Texas [WTVF, Reddit, Tom Hunter/Liberal America, Charles "Brad" Frye (Texas practice)]
  • Issues raised by growing practice of placing government “monitors” inside businesses to police compliance [Veronica Root, Prawfs]
  • “Faulty Justice: Italian Earthquake Scientist Speaks Out against His Conviction” [Scientific American]
  • California: suit could probe patterns of harassment against Orange County officials who’ve resisted police union demands [Krayewski, earlier]
  • Illinois “[makes] it a felony to flick cigarette butts onto streets for the third time” [Gideon's Trumpet]
  • Before making laws intended to benefit sex workers, take time to listen to them [Popehat via Maggie McNeill]
  • Report: state of Florida investigating Zimmerman prosecutor Angela Corey over sacking of alleged whistleblower [Washington Times, earlier] “A Visitor’s Guide to Florida’s Most Notorious Law Enforcement Agencies” [Mike Riggs, Atlantic Cities]

{ 3 comments }

1 John Burgess 09.30.13 at 8:59 am

Holy cow! Felony littering?

2 Don Miller 09.30.13 at 12:52 pm

flicking cigarettes out of car windows starts fires here in Idaho every year. Damn straight, it should be a felony. The $500 fines haven’t deterred anyone.

3 John Burgess 09.30.13 at 5:09 pm

Yes, the streets of Chicago are noted for their frequent forest fires.

Now, banning cows from being owned by Irish immigrants…

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