nancylebov (nancylebov) wrote,

Radley Balko at the Huffington Post

Radley Balko, a major source for information about outrages in the American justice system</a> is no longer adding to The Agitator-- all his posts go to The Huffington Post.

Today's Morning Links:
This is way to smart of a policy to ever get implemented. Plus, making birth control available over the counter takes a way an effective wedge issue, for both sides.

Big news may be on the way from Mars.

Your latest forensics scandal comes courtesy of Portland, Oregon.

Police officer tries to shoot dog, shoots another police officer instead. This is not the same story from a couple weeks ago. Or a couple weeks before that.

The puritanical campaign against e-cigarettes will very likely kill people.

Here is what all your student loan debt bought. This shouldn't be surprising. Grants and subsidized loans have made higher education a bottomless seller's market. That means colleges and universities have an endless supply of money. There's no competitive pressure to keep costs down. Hence, bureaucratic bloat.

FBI SWAT raid ends with agents firing shots at an unarmed woman. It doesn't appear that they found any contraband.</p>

Headline of the day.

Via Reddit, and from earlier this year, this might be the most badass obituary ever written. A few highlights: "At 9, he settled a dispute with a pistol. At 13, he lit out for the Amazon jungle. At 20, he attempted suicide-by-jaguar. Afterward he was apprenticed to a pirate . . . he briefly managed a mink farm."

They're working on making comments easier to find, but at this point the way to get to the comments is by clicking on the post title.

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