21 April 2011
Paul Bignell, Independent, "Secret memos expose link between oil firms and invasion of Iraq"
AP: NYC officials defend decision to cuff 1st grader(also here)
Jessica Anderson tells the Daily News that 7-year-old Joseph became upset because his egg-painting didn't look the way he wanted. She says he was taken to the hospital wearing metal handcuffs even though she told the school she was on her way to get him.
Annie Lowrey, Slate, Heading for a McRecovery? McDonald's plan to hire 50,000 people in one day and what it says about America's economic prospects.
www.thenewspaper.com, Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic StopsACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists.
Alex Parene, Salon.com, "DEA head: A thousand dead children means we're winning war on drugs"
U.S. and Mexican officials say the grotesque violence is a symptom the cartels have been wounded by police and soldiers. “It may seem contradictory, but the unfortunate level of violence is a sign of success in the fight against drugs,” said Michele Leonhart, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration. The cartels “are like caged animals, attacking one another,” she added.
You probably heard that photographer Chris Hondros(left, above) and filmmaker Tim Hetherington were killed in Libya earlier this week.This famous photo was taken by Hondros in Iraq in 2005. (via "Photojournalism, Ethics and a Trail of Blood" )