Morning Links

January 13, 2014

•  Springfield, Missouri plans to enlist National Guard troops (pdf) to help enforce drug prohibition.

•  An in-depth look at the financial incentives pushing New York lawmakers to oppose pot legalization.

•  Ernest Hemingway’s recipe for a good and manly hamburger.

•  ” . . . you should have said that he pulled a knife on you and shot the son of a bitch.”

•  The first exoneration of 2014 . . .

•  . . . and the first execution.

•  New “smart bowl” will sit by your door, charge all of your gadgets.

•  Life in prison for selling marijuana.

•  Alabama man sits in jail . . . for blogging.

•  And finally, some good news: Both the incidence and mortality rates of cancer continue to fall.

Radley Balko blogs about criminal justice, the drug war and civil liberties for The Washington Post. He is the author of the book "Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces."
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