Morning Links: Virginia to bring back the electric chair, LAPD experiments with body cameras, the First Amendment under fire

February 5, 2014

• Florida man’s home was raided, he was arrested and he then spent 222 days in prison before federal prosecutors realized they had the wrong guy.

• Virginia lawmakers will likely vote to bring back the electric chair.

• Another law school professor wants to edit the First Amendment. Jonathan Rauch deftly picks him apart.

Here’s a more detailed look at the Los Angeles Police Department’s test run at outfitting police officers with body cameras.

• Congressman, federal official float the idea that journalists who publish classified information provided by whistleblowers are “fencing stolen material.”

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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Tom Toles · February 5, 2014