Snow Kills in the South, NYC Accepts Stop-and-Frisk Reforms, Rep. Waxman Resigns: P.M. Links

  • New York City has reached an agreement to
    reform its stop-and-frisk policy
    to make it less racist in the
    hands of an independent monitor. Mayor Bill de Blasio is dropping
    ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s fight to keep the tactics as they
  • The Supreme Court temporarily stayed the execution of Missouri
    killer Herbert Smulls, but then later lifted it denying an appeal
    connected to the lack of transparency surrounding the drug the
    state uses to put convicts to death. Smulls was
    subsequently executed
  • A bipartisan bill to
    reform federal drug sentencing guidelines
    passed the U.S.
    Senate Judiciary Committee today. The bill would reduce mandatory
    minimums, give judges more leeway in sentencing, and retroactively
    fix the disparity in sentences for those convicted of crack
    cocaine-related crimes.
  • California Democratic
    Rep. Henry Waxman
    will retire from Congress at the end of this
    term. The pro-regulation Nanny-Stater will probably not be missed
    by Reasoners.
  • Edward Snowden’s latest info is that the United States snooped
    on countries participating in the
    Copenhagen climate summit
    in 2009 to try to get advance
    information for negotiators.

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