Archive | July, 2011

Flows Their Blood, the Policeman Said

Here’s an excerpt from Ken MacLeod’s new story “Earth Hour”:

Angus stood up, blood-drenched from head to foot, knife in hand, arms wrapped awkwardly around the two ice buckets, from which the victims’ hair and foreheads grotesquely protruded.

The copper halted in the doorway, taking in the scene in about a second.

Before you click the link, first try to guess the cop’s reaction.

Cory Maye To Be Freed

Cory Maye and daughter

Cory Maye, about whose case I’ve blogged previously (here, here, here, and here), is finally due to be released. (CHT Sheldon.) It falls short of what he deserves – he was required to plead guilty to manslaughter for exercising his right to defend himself and his family, and he’s being offered no compensation for the unjust treatment he has received – but it beats being murdered by the state or spending the rest of his life in a cage, the two fates that judges had previously chosen for him.

All honour to Radley Balko for his untiring efforts to keep this case before the public!


If you’re interested in donating to help Maye get his life back together, Radley has details.

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