Los Angeles wants to use a heat beam to control inmates. The ACLU thinks this is torture and is worried that abuse of the device will injure prisoners, while the sheriff hopes it will be an effective way to keep the prisoners peaceful without hurting them.
Josh Eastman posted a video he took of an 8-year-old neighbor swearing and saying racial slurs, so the kid’s mom had him arrested for ‘impairing the morals of a child’. Eastman says that the kid said these things on his own, though apparently you can hear a voice egging him on off-camera. Eastman also says, “It was fun things, funny.”
Via The Obscure Store.
Khuram Sher once tried out for Canadian Idol, singing Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated”. He was just arrested as a suspected member of a terror cell.
Construction has caused a 60-mile, 10-day (and counting) traffic jam in northern China. Some people have been stuck for 5 days, and locals are taking advantage of the situation.
Though there were no reports of road rage violence, drivers complained about price-gouging by villagers who were their only source of food and water. A bottle of water that normally costs 1 yuan (15 cents) was selling for 10 yuan ($1.50), while the price of a 3 yuan- (45 cent-) cup of instant noodles had more than tripled, media reports said.