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9-5 @TheFIREorg, loser on @Jeopardy, runner, Moleskine enthusiast, husband. Cambridge, MA, by way of Philly. Opinions mine, could be yours for the right price.
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May 24, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
Lawsuit: Harris County Constable's office conducted trafficking stings in the form of fake bachelor parties at which female deputies were dressed as prostitutes, plied w/ alcohol, and sexually assaulted by male superiors--in the name of nabbing Johns.
houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-t… Gets so much worse: despite having enough to arrest a massage therapist for sexual assault, one was sent undercover and told to let herself be sexually assaulted before signaling the bust, all so the chief Constable could have a splashy press conference
scribd.com/document/50910…
May 5, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Yet another lawsuit filed against Williamson County for the #LivePD antics of its deputies, this time from a motorist beaten, tased, and choked until passing out during a pointlessly escalated traffic stop triggered by him lacking a front license plate.
statesman.com/story/news/202… More: “According to Mitchell's lawsuit, ‘Live PD’ told Chody that unless he could make encounters more entertaining, including use of force incidents, the show would stop filming in the county.”
statesman.com/story/news/202…
Apr 28, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Chaos, calamitous error, administrative nightmare -- all terms used by Mahanoy district's attorney in opening statements for why Tinker should apply off campus. #SCOTUS #Mahanoy
c-span.org/video/?510036-… The ever-present subtext of the Mahanoy oral arguments is 'hot damn, we've sure made an incoherent doctrine on K-12 student speech, haven't we?' #SCOTUS
Apr 28, 2021 13 tweets 9 min read
Linfield University is in total meltdown right now, and it sure is something to see. You know what might have helped them? Some fidelity to their free speech and due process guarantees. Tenured professor they did this to. 👇
opb.org/article/2021/0… Image Suffice it to say, summoning someone to a meeting in the morning and firing them before dinnertime is not the process of removing a tenured professor for cause at Linfield.
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Jun 20, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
11th Circuit rejected qualified immunity for a drug detective who used an years-old uncorroborated claim he didn't bother verifying to get a drug warrant, which ended with a man being shot to death in his home, where no drugs were found.
13wmaz.com/article/news/l… In same case, Sheriff (whose QI was upheld in this lawsuit), had previously admitted to lying about there being DNA evidence connecting man to drug theft
13wmaz.com/article/news/l…
Feb 22, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
🔥🔥

A Pennsylvania jury acquitted a man charged with resisting arrest.

Then the judge absolutely lit into the police, slamming their violent arrest, their ugliness to his neighbors, and their demeanor at the trial, and straight accused them of perjury.
mcall.com/news/police/mc… Not to mention some very choice words for the DA’s office for deciding to prosecute. This whole thing is just outstanding.
mcall.com/news/police/mc…
Feb 9, 2019 8 tweets 4 min read
This is just staggeringly awful. A basic traffic stop ended with a police officer tasing a man 11 times, the 11th by pulling down his shorts and tasing him in the testicles. His children saw the entire thing. Wanton, sadistic stuff. And there's more. kshb.com/news/national/… /1 Here's how that scene played out according to the lawsuit the man just filed. Just one of the many circumstances of being pinned to the asphalt while being tased: it was 108 degrees in Glendale that day. /2 ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/46/69/b3293a18…
Nov 3, 2018 14 tweets 7 min read
The issues brought to the fore by the California chief prison psychiatrist's incredibly damning report on prisoners' mental health treatment, for which the state has been accountable to a federal court since the 1990s, is really, really something. (1) wgal.com/article/horrif… First, a lot of good reporting on this issue has been done by @sacbee_news' @StantonSam, so I'd check him out. (2) sacbee.com/news/state/cal…
Feb 22, 2018 15 tweets 3 min read
I haven't thought of this in ages, but I remembered, reading the reporting on the #Parkland survivors' meeting with Trump that I have been a fly on the wall in a meeting of this nature, and it is one of the singular experiences of my life. /1 First, some background. From roughly 2005-2011, I wrote and developed a play based on the experiences of attorney Kenneth Feinberg as the special master of the September 11 Victims Compensation Fund. As research, we had several hours of on-record conversation. /2