Random shots around the web:Alli Reed posts the worst dating profile ever on OkCupid and proves, as you might suspect, that horny men will hit anything. Stephen Foster thinks it should be illegal to take pictures of people if you plan to have dirty thoughts about them later, or something. Rob Hustle explains what happens when you call the … [Read more...] about Scattershot: Dating, Cops Behaving Badly, NSA, and Some Lucky People
Random shots around the web:Yet another case of judges saying you can drive away from the cops. Well, not that you can actually do that, but if you open your window because a cop pulled up behind you, got out of his car, and knocked on your window, you are totally doing that voluntarily for purposes of admissibility of evidence, because you absolutely could have driven … [Read more...] about Scattershot: Leaving Cops in the Dust, Shock Doctrine, and CSI: Gallifrey.
Random shots around the web:What is it with Illinois and bizarre double jeopardy cases? In the 1990's we had the Harry Aleman murder trial do-over which wiped out his earlier acquittal (a classic Chicago tale), and now the state is requesting to re-try Esteban Martinez after refusing to present its case in the first trial. (Gideon covers it too.)Greenwald and Snowden … [Read more...] about Scattershot 2014-02-28
Random shots around the web:Matt Brown has a lot more background information about the cop who shot a surrendering man in the back and about the leadership in Pinal County that make it likely he'll get away with it.Norm DeGuerre has a very good essay describing the mismatch between how the justice system works and how real people live their lives.Gideon notes that … [Read more...] about Scattershot 2014-02-01
Random shots around the web...After reading the harsh conclusion Scott Greenfield reaches in his response to the Pinal County Sheriff's department's shooting of Manuel Longoria as he was surrendering with his hands in the air, I had this running through my head: When they kick out your front door How you gonna come? With your hands on your head Or on the trigger of your … [Read more...] about Scattershot 2014-01-24