2013 marked the tenth anniversary of the death of Bryan Clements. His obituary in the Arizona Daily Sun attributed his passing to "complications following brain surgery," though the reality of his end was rather weirder and more interesting than that suggests. So was his life. Bryan was a part-time mountain man, and a model for some of the attributes of Rollo, a main character in the novel, High Desert Barbecue. He mattered not just because he made the world a stranger and better place, writes J.D. Tuccille, but also because the room for his existence is an underappreciated feature of what can be an all-too stifling and rule-bound world.
Fourth Amendment advocates win big in Lange v. California.
"I didn't think it was a big deal," says Kim Blalock. "My son is perfectly fine."
A social media struggle in the New Hampshire L.P. fractured a state party and triggered a national meltdown.
A Study Finds That Crash Injuries in 5 States Rose After They Legalized Marijuana Use but Not After They Allowed Marijuana Sales
Adding to the puzzle, another study from the same organization found "no increased crash risk" associated with cannabis consumption.
Once again, it shows just how hard it is to hold bad officers accountable.