Morning Links: Doubts about the “bystander effect,” evaluating faith-based prison programs, another puppycide

February 17, 2014

• A new book on the Kitty Genovese murder casts doubt on the “bystander effect.”

• A Good Samaritan in San Francisco finds himself cuffed, arrested, beaten, and thrown into isolation.

Cops shoot dog in Riviera Beach, Florida.

Feds set out guidelines for banks to do business with marijuana retailers in states where the drug is legal.

• Detroit cops to hit the streets in new cruisers donated by local businesses.

• My Post colleague Sasha Volokh looks at the efficacy of faith-based prison programs.



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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