WJI's daily reads for Oct. 26, 2021
The Washington Post: The rage behind homicides is something new.
I have since returned to the department as a civilian to work on cold cases. When I recently read how the U.S. murder rate has spiked, I wished I could say the FBI’s numbers were a surprise. I can’t. I used to report Albuquerque’s crime data to the feds. Murder stats have stories to tell. Some can mislead; some hold our thorniest truths.
A disturbing factor is the pure, irrational rage that seems increasingly to drive these grim numbers. Uncontrollable anger has always accounted for some murders, of course, but I’ve been struck in recent years by the greater role it plays in these cases.
NBC Washington: Judge defends contempt finding for woman who smoked pot before testifying.
SCOTUSblog: U.S. Supreme Court puts abortion on the rocket docket.
Reuters: Conviction of "El Chapo" drug lord should be tossed, lawyer says.
Guzman's appeal focused on a Vice News article where an unnamed juror said at least five fellow jurors followed media coverage of the trial, and lied about it to the presiding judge, U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan.
The coverage included a claim that Guzman had drugged and raped teenage girls, which Guzman's lawyers have denied.
MacRumors: U.S. Justice Department likely to file antitrust suit against Apple.
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