Yvette Bavier says she made it through the first 60 years of her life without getting into trouble with the law. That ended on her lunch break recently. She was tossing birdseed to sparrows when two New York City police officers stopped her. She says it took them 20 minutes to figure out what to charge her with, but she was eventually given a ticket for littering. She says she was even more stunned when, as they departed, one of the officers told her if she went to court she could probably get the ticket dismissed. A police spokesman says the officers were responding to a complaint that someone was endangering pigeons by feeding them raw rice.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
Voting for Libertarian, Green, or independent candidates will not mean “throwing your vote away.”
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The home wellbeing visit resulted in Vanessa Peoples going to jail with a dislocated shoulder.
Amy Coney Barrett Demolishes the Qualified Immunity Claim of a Detective Accused of Framing a Man for Murder
The case is an encouraging sign that the SCOTUS contender is not the sort of judge who bends over backward to shield cops from liability for outrageous misconduct.
The Legal Response to Breonna Taylor's Death Shows How Drug Prohibition Transforms Murder Into Self-Defense
The hail of bullets that killed her can be justified only in a country that uses violence to enforce politicians' pharmacological prejudices.