Ex-Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw has been convicted of raping or sexually assaulting eight women from the neighborhood he patrolled, whom he targeted because they had been arrested for crimes such as prostitution or petty theft. Though sentencing isn't until January 21, the jury is recommending 263 years.
- Anonymous has published a "noob guide" on how to hack ISIS.
- In D.C., a speeding ticket now could now cost drivers $1,000 in fines. (Hitting a cyclist, meanwhile, is a mere $500.)
- Revisit the '90s moral panic over "heroin chic."
- The George Washington University president personally apologized to a student who was made to remove a Palestinian flag from his dorm-room window this fall.
- Camille Paglia isn't impressed by Taylor Swift, calling her an "obnoxious Nazi Barbie" who promotes "a silly, regressive public image."
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