- Jaw-dropping story: An Arkansas judge resigns after hundreds of nude photos of defendants are found on his computer. Let’s hope the word “arrested” enters this story soon.
- The dubious diagnosis of “excited delirium.”
- St. Louis installs a civilian oversight board for the city’s police department. One early flaw: Anonymous complaints aren’t allowed.
- Only eight of Tennessee’s nearly 3,500 prison inmates diagnosed with hepatitis C are receiving treatment.
- The trend toward charging people with murder for heroin overdose deaths shows that for all the talk about criminal justice reform, all it takes is one good moral panic to kick us back into a more punitive mind-set.
- Police in Terre Haute, Ind., bust some sex workers in sting operations . . . apparently because they were bored with other crimes.
- Chicago cops are rarely charged or disciplined when judges determine they gave false testimony in court.
- California’s Supreme Court will rule on the bite-mark conviction that inspired a new state law addressing bad forensics. But it’s still far from certain that the court will overturn the conviction.
- Photo of the day: Churchill Downs, Louisville.
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