Have your leaves turned yet? Don’t feel left out if they haven’t. Turn the metaphorical leaves of these virtual articles and your October blues will be kept at bay. At least until the coffee turns cold.
- The Washington Post has this lengthy interview with Lee Boyd Malvo, the kid accomplice to the DC Sniper on the 10th anniversary of the shootings.
- A chemist in the MA state forensic lab is arraigned on charges of well, doing everything possible to fuck defendants. This has led to a review of thousands of convictions based on her work and testimony. Scott has more.
- Big Brother is watching you more and more. Wired says warrantless spying increased six hundred percent in the last decade. Reason says the warrantless digital spying has increased enormously in the last two years.
- Grits has this post on the risk that overcriminalization and plea bargaining has led to more innocent people pleading guilty.
- A new Northwestern University study says that human memory is a lot like the game of ‘telephone’.
- Sex offenders in California challenge – on First and Fourteenth Amendment grounds – local ordinances that require them to refuse trick-or-treaters (via SL&P).
- Australia struggles with whether lawyers should be allowed to question jurors about potential misconduct, while a Scottish lawyer argues that jurors who research defendants and bloggers who write about pending trials should be charged with crimes.
- The NYPD will start videotaping interrogations soon.
- California enacts into law legislation that permits juvenile LWOPers to seek review after 15 years of incarceration.
- Social media helps Connecticut cops solve crimes.