Fri, 22 August 2014
Catching up on the Ice Bucket Challenge, news of the first serious accident, plus we listen to Mitt Romney get doused. Turning to the more serious, here's more on excessive reliance on fines & penalties in Ferguson, where each household is served with an average of three warrants a year! These aren't the high-stakes drug warrants we've discussed in the past, but it's worth connecting, given the militarization discussions of late. We check in again with Gideon, who provides food for thought on the James Risen case, Elizabeth Warren, Ferguson, the Kajieme Powell shooting, and more. Next, Meteor Blades' "Cop cams could change police behavior, but technology can only do so much," plus some speculation on the problems they might create. And from Politico, "How going nuclear unclogged the Senate."