The drug war has claimed another casualty.
19 month old baby Bou Bou Phonesavanh is in a medically induced coma in critical condition, suffering from severe burns and wounds after a Georgia SWAT team threw a flash bang grenade into his crib. The grenade exploded in the baby’s face.
Among the thousands of pages of Boston Regional Intelligence Center (BRIC) documents released to the Partnership for Civil Justice Funds detailing fusion center monitoring of Occupy protesters is this gem (page 623):
Flooding in Massachusetts during Hurricane Sandy. Image: The Birkes.
The remains of the Occupy Boston camp at Dewey Square, after the final police raid.
MIT made a whopping misstatement of law when its Commencement page erroneously said: "Visitors to Massachusetts should be advised that state law requires adults in public places to carry government-issued photo ID."
The university fixed the error when a concerned alum objected. Thankfully, we don’t (yet) live in a Stasi-state where government officials can demand "your papers please." No thanks to MIT.
Here's a statement from Massachusetts congresswoman Katherine Clark, who had originally signed on as a co-sponsor of the USA FREEDOM Act, back when it meant meaningful NSA reform.