Thursday Morning News and Open Thread
Some interesting news articles today:
- Fl. Gov-Elect Terminates Jobs in Drug Policy Control office. His spokesman says,
``I don't think we're going to have cocaine bales stacking up on the docks of Miami if we close this office.''Critics ask, who's going to go after the pill mills? What about the planned prescription drug monitoring database? Salaries for the four full time employees in the office, which was created by Jeb Bush in 1999, are $500k.
- Lack of retroactivity in revised crack penalties results in unequal justice which may last for years, until the five year statute of limitations has run on crack offenses committed prior to Augst 3, 2010.
- New police chief in Mexico (a former General) fires almost his entire police force of 600 cops due to corruption. Then he lets 300 reapply. Only one passed the honesty tests.
- LA Times calls on Schwarznegger to commute potentially innocent death row inmate's sentence to life.
It's the last work day before everything shuts down for Christmas Eve and I've still got so much to do. For those of you procrastinating, or just with leisure time (what a luxury), here's an open thread.
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