Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Vinzant was unarmed at the time he was killed in broad daylight not far from an elementary school. A grand jury declined to bring charges against the police officer who gunned him down — but officials in the city where it happened have opened up their wallets in a big way. Westword has the story.
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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Data shows that adjusting the time on yellow lights to reflect the speed of traffic leads to fewer red-light runners than the presence of cameras does. But one officials attempts to get his colleagues to agree, and potentially give up a lot of the revenue from tickets, crashed and burned. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Lobato, a 37-year-old mother of seven, died in custody from opioid withdrawal. The lawsuit filed afterward details the incidents of alleged neglect that led up to her death, with one jailer quoted as rejecting a plea for help from a fellow inmate with an order to “shut the fuck up.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: “Turning a dog loose on a human when there are other options available is excessive,” says attorney David Lane, who’s representing Tomlinson. “Police were no more justified in siccing a dog on Mr. Tomlinson than they would have been in shooting him.” Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Mueller sued superstar Swift for getting him fired from his high-dollar morning-drive gig for touching her inappropriately while posing for a photograph with her — something he swears he didn’t do. She counter-sued, and in a portion of her deposition, she makes it clear that she believes Mueller put his hands where they didn’t belong. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A judge refused to throw out a case filed by two women fighting to remove the words “the breast or breasts of a female” from a community’s public-indecency ordinance, and their lawyer says the ruling essentially guarantees victory for the Free the Nipple movement. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: It was both an incredibly shocking crime and an international incident: Messer is Canadian and was arrested only after returning to the U.S. prior to his planned wedding. But prosecutors have now walked away, and Messer’s attorney offers his theories about why. Westword has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A Blair Facebook post announced that he wouldn’t “stop “poppin’ pills ’til my death date and I’m dropped and killed.” And that’s pretty much the way things went after cops surrounded him while he was strapped behind the wheel of a stolen car. Westword has the story.