- A badly botched Arizona execution leaves an inmate gasping and snorting for more than an hour. This is the execution that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit tried to halt due to questions about the lethal injection protocol that state officials refused to divulge. The U.S. Supreme Court overruled, and the execution proceeded.
- A Department of Justice investigation finds that three of every four stop-and-frisk actions by Newark police are unconstitutional.
- Scenes from militarized America: The Department of Homeland Security and local police team up for a massive raid involving helicopters and armored personnel carriers to apprehend one guy accused of trading child porn. The raid required two “staging areas,” including one at a nearby school.
- “There’s little evidence that fewer prisoners means more crime.”
- Baffling headline of the day.
- Study finds no safety benefit to California’s ban on cellphone use while driving.