Wednesday Night Open Thread
I'm not watching the Republican debate, but if you are, feel free to comment. (Added: I'm following a bit on Twitter which is much more entertaining. A huge number of people are associating Newt's describing himself as cheerful with his multiple marriages and sex life. Not too many favorable comments on any of them at #CNNDebate.)
28 prison guards, and the Director, Deputy Director and Security Chief of Apodaca Prison in Mexico have been arrested in connection with the riot, escape and slaughter of 44 inmates there last week. The guards are accused of far more than helping with the escape:
Investigators say they have evidence that guards helped plan the killings....Prison guards plotted with the Zetas gang to organise the mass escape and slaughter members of the rival Gulf Cartel, the authorities said. ...The 44 dead prisoners were stabbed, strangled or beaten to death.
Guantanamo Detainee Majid Kahn will plead guilty as part of a plea deal next week.[More...]
Kahn was charged via military commission on Feb. 15. The charges carried a possible life sentence. Under the deal, it's expected he will return to Pakistan within 4 years. An immediate benefit to him: He's been moved from Camp 7, which houses the high-value detainees, to a less restrictive unit.
On TV tonight: Survivor and Top Chef. (And American Idol, but I've had enough until they are done with auditions.)
This is an open thread, all topics welcome.
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