• Zero tolerance strikes again: A Tennessee student was suspended and criminally charged for a fishing knife found in his dad’s car. Authorities found the knife during a “random lockdown search.” So many things are wrong with this story.
  • If two of the worst historical examples of “libertarian paranoia” are the American Revolution and opposition to the Patriot Act, I’d like to see more libertarian paranoia.
  • After police finally release the dash-cam video they were sitting on, prosecutors drop the charges against a New Jersey man arrested for eluding police and resisting arrest and charge the officers with assault.
  • Annapolis police chief cites satirical Web article about pot overdose deaths while testifying before the Maryland legislature. Yes, he apologized. But what does it say about public drug war discourse that a police chief could have believed that article to be true?
  • A police chief, ex-police chief and four other police officers of a California town were arrested for a scheme in which they basically stole cars from poor Latinos . . . and gave them to cops.
  • Columbia, S.C., is now charging charities $120 per week for the “right” to feed the homeless.
  • A “name mix-up” leads to police arresting the wrong teen sexual assault charges. That part is regrettable, but understandable. That the kid spent 35 days in jail while the police waited to admit their mistake is harder to explain.