Tag Archives: Police

The thin blue ego: head of police union menaces Tarantino

By Walter Olson donkeyrock shared this story from Overlawyered. Forget boycotts and protests: the executive director of the Fraternal Order of Police knew what he was doing when he warned Quentin Tarantino about a “surprise” at the hands of police … Continue reading

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Police and prosecution roundup

By Walter Olson donkeyrock shared this story from Overlawyered. New Cato paper finds little evidence that pot legalization in Colorado has much affected rates of use, traffic safety, violent crime, ER visits, health, education outcomes [Jeffrey Miron working paper via … Continue reading

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Police and prosecution roundup

By Walter Olson donkeyrock shared this story from Overlawyered. Six L.A. County sheriff workers get prison for obstructing jail probe [L.A. Times, earlier] More thoughts on pros and cons of police cameras [Howard Wasserman/Prawfs, Scott Greenfield] Equal time: Heather Mac … Continue reading

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Police and prosecution roundup

By Walter Olson donkeyrock shared this story from Overlawyered. “Mississippi accused do time for years with no indictment for a crime” [Jerry Mitchell, Clarion-Ledger; Scott Greenfield] Petty fines/fees, cont’d: the many ways to rack up municipal court fees in Ferguson … Continue reading

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Police and prosecution roundup

By Walter Olson donkeyrock shared this story from Overlawyered. “Shaneen Allen’s prosecutor might be having second thoughts” [Radley Balko, earlier] “If you get a parking ticket, you are guilty until you have proven yourself innocent …. And that’s worked well … Continue reading

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