- A California judge strikes down the state’s death penalty.
- A Georgia police officer who shot a kid who apparently answered the door holding a Nintendo Wii controller won’t be charged, despite a grand jury’s initial recommendation. The same officer previously shot a kid who was removing his backpack, under the mistaken belief that he was reaching for a gun.
- A Florida prosecutor finds “a number of unusual, counterintuitive, suspicious, and/or disturbing factors” after investigating a drug sting in which police killed four men. But she still won’t be pressing charges.
- The latest chapter in the criminalization of poverty: criminalizing homelessness.
- San Diego strippers file a lawsuit against police who raided and photographed them. A prior post on this story is here.
- Despite its rhetoric on drug sentencing for new cases, the Obama administration is fighting to keep thousands of previously convicted inmates behind bars.
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