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Charges may be laid in London police subway shooting

The UK's Independent Police Complaints Commission says it is likely to send its report on the July 22 police shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes to the Crown Prosecution service, making criminal charges against the officers involved that much more likely. An excerpt from the BBC story:  IPCC chairman Nick Hardwick said its investigation had […]

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You're missed, John

I don't have a great story about where I was or what I was doing when I heard John Lennon had been murdered. I think I just heard it on the morning news the next day. The news didn't shatter me, but it did leave me shocked and profoundly bewildered. Here is why Mark David Chapman […]

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New Yorker to carry a yarn next week on the NYT and Miller

Ken Auletta, media writer for the New Yorker, was on the Daily Show Thursday. He said the magazine will be publishing a piece by him on the Judith Miller case next week. Earlier, I mentioned that Seth Mnookin will have a piece on the same subject for Vanity Fair. Unlike that piece, Auletta talked to Miller, […]

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On killing Tookie

Today, lawyers for Stanley “Tookie” Williams delivered their arguments on why their client should not be executed next Tuesday. I would argue he shouldn't be, but that's primarily because I'm opposed to the death penalty. The state shouldn't take peoples' lives as punishment for a crime. The risk of killing an innocent is simply too great a price […]

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Vanity Fair article to dish new dirt on Miller

Seth Mnookin, author of Hard News — an account of the Jayson Blair saga at the NYT — will have a feature on the Judith Miller case in next week's Vanity Fair. Some excerpts from the Editor and Publisher article about it: One of the fresh scoops in the piece, which is titled, “Unreliable Sources,” concerns […]

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