A.M. Links: No More Taxi Stop & Frisks, Texas Execution Stayed, Democrats' North Carolina Problem


  • As part of a lawsuit settlement, the NYPD will no longer be randomly stopping taxis to search passengers for weapons.

  • The execution of Steven Saley, the former day laborer Texas has been forcibly medicating in order to induce competency, has been stayed.
  • The Former Bosnian Serb Army Chief Ratko Mladic's trial on 11 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity begins today in the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
  • Francois Hollande assumed the French Presidency amid lightning in the sky, and almost immediately departed to Germany to meet with Angela Merkel.
  • "I'm for Mitt Romney," former President George W. Bush said as the elevator door closed, unwittingly providing a metaphor for something.
  • Could the Democrats have picked a worse place than North Carolina to hold their national convention in September? Probably, but still. (You get no points for answering "Yes, New Jersey")

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