Morning Links

We have my daughter and her associates, all public defenders, to thank for this opening set of links.  Some of these are several days old, so you may already have seen them.  If you have links you’d like to share, feel free to post them in the comments.  I will try to get first-time comments approved as quickly as possible, but keep in mind that I am working today, and that means I will be spending a good part of the day in meetings.

  • If not for the video
  • One cop, two women, and one glove.
  • An L.A. County jailer known as “Action Jackson” is finally arrested after assaulting inmates back in 2009 and 2010, with one of the assaults being caught on tape.  You know, these things take time when LEOs are involved.
  • Police in Nashua, New Hampshire are “forced” to taser a non-English speaking Chinese woman for trying to buy too many iPhones.  The cops say that “use of the Taser was standard operating procedure”.  Justifiable?  I’m not sure, but I wonder sometimes if we won’t all eventually be forced to wear electric shock collars as a means of controlling individuals and crowds.  I’m sure they could activated them directly from an overhead drone.
  • North Carolina inmates forced to rub pepper sauce on their testicles.  I think I heard about this one a couple weeks ago.  This Abu Ghraib style prisoner abuse is deemed to be so serious that one of the perps went on leave while another was reassigned.  The investigation will, no doubt, continue for as long as it takes for the public to lose interest.