Archive | May 2014

Hero Judge Slaps Autistic Kid, Yells Racial Slur, Because ‘Mississippi’

Hero Judge Slaps Autistic Kid, Yells Racial Slur, Because ‘Mississippi’

In an echo of Mississippi’s past, a Justice Court judge here is accused of striking a mentally challenged young man and yelling, “Run, n—–, run.”

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Tennessee to roll out ‘No Refusal’ blood-draw DUI checkpoints

Tennessee to roll out ‘No Refusal’ blood-draw DUI checkpoints

In light of these new powers, the latest fad in Tennessee law enforcement is setting up “no refusal” checkpoints, having  a judge or a judicial commissioner on call to churn out blood warrants on demand.  Rather than spread out across a town, looking for probable cause to stop vehicles, police set stop everyone, lacking any tangible reason to initiate each stop.