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M.D. Harmon died Wednesday after a 16-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed him in his Sanford, Maine home, The Portland Press Herald reports. Officers say the boy and his father, who remain unidentified, were visiting him when he started showing the kid one of his handguns. Wife Margaret Harmon declined to speak about it with the outlet, except to call it an “accidental tragedy.”The investigation, led by the Maine State and Sanford police, remains ongoing.According to the Press Herald, he started his 41-year newspaper career with them and the Evening Express in 1970, working his way from reporter to city editor, managing editor, and later editorial writer. He continued to write political op-eds after his 2011 retirement. The outlet described him as a “conservative thinker and a staunch defender of gun rights.”Here’s an excerpt from his October 14 editorial ripping a Maine gun control referendum on background checks. The proposal is a … [Read more...] about Pro-Gun Columnist Accidentally Shot and Killed When Letting Teen Hold Gun, Police Say
Nipsey Hussle had already built the foundations of a legacy in South Los Angeles. Beloved for his music and his generosity, the 33-year-old hip-hop artist invested in his hometown and used his fame to promote education and community projects. His accomplishments were remembered and what he could have done weighed heavily on the minds of mourners Thursday inside Los Angeles' Staples Center and on the streets of Los Angeles during an emotional memorial and procession for the rapper and philanthropist. The service was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m., but it was delayed as people waited in lines to get inside about an hour later. "He had a vision for me that I didn't even have for myself," rapper Snoop Dogg said of the artist known as Neighborhood Nip. "So, I want to thank you mother and father for bringing Nipsey into this world. For giving us Nipsey." His brother told the crowd there wasn't much anyone could say Thursday that didn't already shine through in the music. His lyrics … [Read more...] about Nipsey Hussle’s Fiance, Children Honor Him at Public Service
In a decision that changes the way law enforcement officers collect electronic information, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California, 573 U.S. ___ (2014), that officers may not search a cell phone incident to a lawful arrest without first obtaining a search warrant. The ruling was a sweeping embrace of digital privacy, touching upon remotely stored private information—i.e., “cloud” computing—and geographic tracking data that cell phones often contain. The result was the broadest constitutional ruling on privacy in the context of modern technology since the Court’s ruling two Terms ago limiting police use of satellite-linked GPS tracking of a suspect’s movements by car.The defendant in this case, David Leon Riley, was arrested on August 22, 2009, after a traffic stop resulted in the discovery of loaded firearms in his car. The officers seized Riley's phone and searched through his messages, contacts, videos, and … [Read more...] about U.S. Supreme Court: Police Must Obtain Warrant Before Searching Cell Phones
Has Kenneth Feinberg become such a brand unto himself—at once unique and ubiquitous as the nation’s problem solver—that a truck running over him would end forever the Feinberg Way for mass-dispute resolution? Is he sui generis? Answers vary. Feinberg’s own suffices for the moment. He seems surprised when asked, which is saying a lot given how much press he gets. Feinberg stops fidgeting for brief seconds, suddenly still in a beige leather lounge chair at one end of his long, narrow office in the Willard Office Building, barely more than a block from the White House. A broad smile quickly curls up. “That’s an interesting question,” he says. “No one seems to be doing what I’m doing.”That answer is perhaps more loaded than he intends. The role was created half for him, half by him. Feinberg has become the go-to guy for our national disasters and vexing problems, from Agent Orange to the Dalkon Shield, from the 9/11 fund to the … [Read more...] about Master of Disasters: Is Ken Feinberg Changing the Course of Mass Tort Resolution?