Here's a miraculous (but still not exactly uplifting, quite yet) update to yesterday's story of a dog who was shot in the head by police. As the Daily News reported last night, the dog, whose name is Star, is alive and was transported to an animal-care facility in East Harlem. A spokesman for Animal Care & Control of NYC confirms to us via e-mail that the dog "is being provided medical care by Animal Care & Control of NYC and is in stable condition at this time."
The Eighth Amendment prohibition against excessive fines and fees applies to states as well, SCOTUS rules, opening a new way to challenge outlandish forfeitures.
"Anyone, regardless of age, accused of such disgraceful actions will be charged accordingly."
You might want to think twice about putting that new gun on your credit card.
The Justice Department says Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas were killed in an operation based on a fraudulent warrant triggered by a false report to police.
The senator from Massachusetts thinks more Americans should join the military. Why?