Radley Balko has a good piece in the Washington Post today about the truly insane prosecution of parents who host safe (keys collected at the door) parties with alcohol for their teenage kids. Especially appalling is that among the biggest supporters of multi-year jail sentences for these responsible parents are local MADD chapters. I suppose we have to chalk that up to professional jealousy: Given that it's pretty much inevitable that teens will drink somewhere, they're doing exponentially more to prevent drunk driving than the umpteenth Blood on the Asphalt knock-off public service announcement.
This vote is "a hopeful sign that the harmful policies of marijuana prohibition will soon be a relic of the past."
A court ruled that officers did not have enough information to know whether or not stealing violates the Constitution.
It took a jury 26 minutes to decide that Jonathan Vanderhagen wasn't guilty.
Jonathan Vanderhagen believes a judge doomed his son to an early death. The judge says Vanderhagen's Facebook posts were intimidating.