I Remember When the RIAA Thought This Would Work. Jesse Walker, Jesse Walker: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-02).
Fresh from successfully pressuring Amazon into booting WikiLeaks from its servers, Sen. Joe Lieberman (CFL-Conn.) has now persuaded Tableau, a Seattle software company, to take down some WikiLeaks-related material created by the journalist James Bell. Glenn Greenwald, who interviewed Bell today, reports that the material consisted of charts summarizing the…(Linked Thursday 2010-12-02.)
Mississippi Supreme Court Grants Cory Maye a New Trial. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-02).
The Mississippi Supreme Court granted Cory Maye a new trial today (PDF), though on different grounds than the Mississippi Court of Appeals, which granted the trial based on a change of venue issue. The state's supreme court instead ruled that Maye's trial judge should have let the jury consider a…(Linked Thursday 2010-12-02.)
Update in Northern Virginia: Police Agencies Still Secretive, Newspaper Editor Still Okay With That, Plus a Disturbing Police Visit to the Former Residence of a “Reason Institute” Writer. Radley Balko, Radley Balko: Reason Magazine articles and blog posts. (2010-12-02).
Over the last six months, I've written several articles about the extraordinary secrecy of Northern Virginia's police agencies (see here, here, and here). A few updates on the story: First, Michael Lee Pope, the reporter for the Connection Newspaper chain and the NPR affiliate WAMU who deserves all the credit…(Linked Thursday 2010-12-02.)
Support Irene Bedard. bfp, flip flopping joy (2010-11-29).
I just found out that Irene Bedard–the actress who played Mary Crow Dog in the movie Lakota Woman: Siege at Wounded Knee and was the voice for Pocohontas in the Disney movie by the same name, needs help and support. After 17 years of abuse and violence, Irene left her…(Linked Thursday 2010-12-02.)