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Guardian.UK: The County - the story of America’s deadliest police.

Guardian, you’re missing an important piece, though you briefly mention it. Oil drilling. Big in Kern County. Where there are oil workers, there is meth. And crime soars, requiring exponential police response. Breeds this kind of behavior, I hate to say. So the blame goes ... ?

12/01/15 • 01:03 PM • EnvironmentalHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Santa Fe police seek suspects in million-dollar heist.

Good lordy!

12/01/15 • 12:29 PM • LawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

ArtDaily: Forger claims Da Vinci masterpiece “La Bella Principessa” is supermarket checkout girl.

As longtime readers know, I’ve been theorizing that this is a ‘golden age’ of forgery. We keep having ‘miraculous’ discoveries on a regular basis.

11/30/15 • 01:00 PM • ArtsHistoryLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Blog: Is TIME Screwing Photographers?

For sure.

11/23/15 • 02:39 PM • EconomicsLawPhotographySmall Business • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Federal official says N.M. licenses are fine for U.S. travel.

The fact the federal government didn’t give New Mexico an extension on Real ID compliance means that secure federal facilities in New Mexico will have to have stricter policies in the type of identification they accept. Starting Jan. 10, people won’t be able to use a New Mexico driver’s license to enter a military base or a federal installation such as the Los Alamos National Laboratory.” We’ll get four months’ notice if we need a passport for domestic travel.

11/21/15 • 12:11 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Syrian Passport by Stadium Stolen or Fake, A.F.P. Reports.

Agence France-Presse is reporting, citing a source close to the investigation, that the passport bore the name of Ahmad al-Mohammad, a soldier in the Syrian Army who was born in 1990 and died months ago.” Which means, all the crazy anti-refugee rhetoric can stop now. But it won’t.

11/17/15 • 04:44 PM • Human RightsLawPoliticsTravel • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Dazed: Marina Abramović sued by former lover and co-creator Ulay.

She is not just a former business partner. [snip] The whole oeuvre has made history. It’s now in school books. But she has deliberately misinterpreted things, or left my name out.” I saw this on another major media outlet, but the link disappeared between RSS receipt and my desiring to post ... and unfindable in search. I assume being rewritten?

11/12/15 • 10:12 AM • ArtsHistoryLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Salt Supply - A Safe Gun For A Safe Home.

Interesting concept.

11/11/15 • 12:00 PM • Home & LivingHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Economist: Personal information on the internet - Can you sue a website that misrepresents you?

Keeping an ear out over this one. Could have a big impact, if decided badly.

11/10/15 • 10:40 PM • InternetLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

naked cap: The TPP and State Sovereignty.

Notice also that the Lester says it’s going to take a year to figure out what the language of the tobacco carve-out really means. However, TPP, if it is to be passed, can be passed in less than a year. So, once again, we might have to pass a bill to find out what’s in it (and in this case, we’ll be informed by the decisions of unaccountable international tribunals with no ethical canons. What could go wrong?).” You can bet your boots interested parties know exactly what the agreement says - and more importantly, how to leverage it for profit.

11/09/15 • 04:03 PM • EconomicsEnvironmentalHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NPR: Volkswagen Makes ‘Goodwill’ Gesture To Defrauded Diesel Owners.

Customers who accept the money will not give up their right to sue, the company said.” I’d be real careful of accepting early offers.

11/09/15 • 01:07 PM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmentalLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Mag: Ambling Through America’s Most Stoned Suburbs.

I expected to see unicorns. [snip] But when I started smoking I just got so connected to God.

11/05/15 • 01:17 PM • HealthHome & LivingLawPoliticsReligion • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Autoweek: VW gasoline and diesel engine CO2 emission problem.

A recall based on this issue is not foreseen by the automaker in the U.S., as it is not considered to be a technical problem caused by faulty manufacturing or failed components, but rather a labeling issue.” Oh, that’s rich.

11/05/15 • 12:52 PM • ConsumptionDesignEnvironmentalLawPoliticsVehicles • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

The Atlantic: Regulating Payday Loans Is a Start But It Won’t Fix the Underlying Problem.

Short on cash and without a strong enough credit history to get a bank loan to tide them over, Melissa went to a payday lender, taking out a meager $450. When they weren’t able to pay the debt back in a matter of weeks, the amount ballooned to $1,700 thanks to the high interest rates, fees, and rollover loans (loans that get folded into new, larger loans when a borrower is unable to repay their initial loan).” On usury.

11/05/15 • 09:53 AM • EconomicsHome & LivingHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Techdirt: Connecticut Police Announce Plan To Open Unlocked Vehicles And Seize Valuables.

My guess is this program will be shut down sometime in the next few days. The city has hugely miscalculated the public’s receptiveness to its warrantless search and seizure ‘public service.’” Good lord. Unlawful search and seizure, right here.

11/04/15 • 04:51 PM • Human RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

TechDirt: Law Enforcement - Traveling From Anywhere To Anywhere Is Suspicious Behavior.

@@#$@%. Via Dan Lyke on FB.

11/02/15 • 11:21 AM • Human RightsLawPoliticsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: Arbitration Everywhere, Stacking the Deck of Justice.

Ominously, business has a good chance of opting out of the legal system altogether and misbehaving without reproach.

10/31/15 • 10:26 AM • ConsumptionHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NY Times: ‘Would Jesus Wear a Sidearm?’

Powerful video.

10/30/15 • 03:46 PM • HistoryHuman RightsLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

SF New Mexican: Feds deny New Mexico an extension to comply with Real ID.

People without valid federal IDs might eventually need a passport or have to go through other screening processes in order to travel on commercial airlines or enter federal buildings.” So, I can’t prove I’m a citizen unless I have a passport? Great. What about my SS card?

10/29/15 • 08:38 AM • LawPoliticsTravel • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

NM Politics: Dianna Duran resigns, pleads guilty to two felonies.

Because the alleged crimes related to her campaign, not her administration of the Secretary of State’s Office, Duran reportedly could keep her pension.

10/23/15 • 03:54 PM • LawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Planned Parenthood vandal with hatchet damages New Hampshire clinic.

Politicians and press continue to impress with ideological irresponsibility. Instead of using facts, they goose the outrage, encouraging their beloved ‘edge cases’ to go postal.

10/21/15 • 06:31 PM • ChildhoodHealthHuman RightsLaw • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

KOB.com: Family grieves 4-year-old girl killed in road rage attack.

Albuquerque, yesterday. Dominating our local news cycles at the moment. No news on the shooter.

Later: News on the shooter. Head to the bottom of the article. A real prince.

10/21/15 • 03:03 PM • ChildhoodLawSanta Fe Local • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Guardian.UK: Ahmed Mohamed accepts scholarship in Qatar after Texas clock incident.

Unfortunate. I understand why, but this will not help other US Muslims.

10/21/15 • 11:34 AM • ChildhoodLawPoliticsReligion • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

PS Mag: The Unbelievable Power of the Home-Schooling Lobby.

In 40 states, homeschooling parents are not required to have a high-school diploma, even if they intend to homeschool through 12th grade.” That one surprised me.

10/14/15 • 06:13 PM • ChildhoodLawPoliticsScholarly • (1) Comments • (0) Trackbacks

Mashable: Defiant hedge fund bro still hasn’t lowered the $750 price of AIDS drug for babies.

How much time did it take to raise the price?

10/13/15 • 07:06 PM • HealthHuman RightsLawPolitics • (0) Comments • (0) Trackbacks
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