In February of 2003, a California jury convicted marijuana activist Ed Rosenthal of growing marijuana, in violation of federal law. What the jury didn’t know - and wasn’t allowed to hear - was that Rosenthal was not only growing the marijuana for medical patients, he was growing the stuff for the city of Oakland. After the trial, the jury was outraged. “ ‘I’m sorry’ doesn’t begin to cover it,” one juror told the New York Times.
On Tuesday, I made the case for abolishing the elected coroner system that many states still use to investigate suspicious deaths. I argued that they should opt for a medical examiner system instead. But no matter what system a state or city uses, it will fail if it isn’t properly funded, well-staffed, and structured to guard against cognitive bias and perverse incentives. New Jersey, for example, does use a medical examiner system.
The genre of true crime isn't going anywhere. 2018 promises another year of chilling murders, haunting personalities, and podcasts that will definitely make you miss your subway stop. Below, in no particular order, the TV shows, books and podcasts you'll be talking about next year. 1. Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac & The Notorious B.I.G. (TBD, USA)Tupac died after being shot in a drive by in Las Vegas in September 1996. Six months later, The Notorious B.I.G. suffered a similar fate in Los Angeles.
@GB82PARATROOPER He was on an adult dating site when the cops tricked him. Nearly all people caught in these type of stings have no prior criminal history. He wasn’t looking for a minor. And without the cops, I doubt he would have found one.
@GB82PARATROOPER It’s only similar to a DUI checkpoint if the police opened a bar near the checkpoint, served drinks, then encouraged people to get behind the wheel. But DUI checkpoints are really more about generating revenue than catching drunk drivers.
Huh. Jeanine Pirro was the DA who refused DNA testing for Jeff Deskovic -- causing him to spend 9 more years in prison. Even after his exoneration, she continued to call for reinstatement of the death penalty in New York.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".