Los Angeles Unified school police officials said Tuesday that the department will relinquish some of the military weaponry it acquired through a federal program that furnishes local law enforcement with surplus equipment.
Elizabeth Spiers on the mercurial billionaire and how his wealth allows him to openly flout the law without fear.
Elizabeth SpiersI wrote a column about why Elon Musk thinks he's above the law and what that says about him--and the shoddy state of our justice system, which criminalizes poverty and grants the rich immunity. (Thank you, also, to @econhardship for supporting the piece.)
The <em>New York Times</em> Bestseller, with a new afterword<br /><br />"[Michael Lewis’s] most ambitious and important book." —Joe Klein, <em>New York Times</em>, The Fifth Risk, Undoing Democracy, Michael Lewis, 9780393357455
Elizabeth SpiersI think the best book on this problem, and one of the best books about what the admin is doing generally, is Michael Lewis's The Fifth Risk. (It's also kind of terrifying.)
The estimate was revealed by a watchdog report, which also found the U.S. can't calculate how many families it separated due to unreliable data.
Elizabeth SpiersRepublicans think big and systemically, and do not see these impediments. When the Trump admin wanted to separate 26,000 children from their families, no Republican asked how they were going to pay for it
The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein has renewed scrutiny of how he was treated by the office of Mr. Vance, the Manhattan district attorney.
Elizabeth SpiersVance's office also went to bat for Jeffrey Epstein. You'd think a prosecutor would have an interest in stopping a serial sexual predator, but apparently not, if he's white and wealthy
The family court judge also said the victim should have been told that pressing charges would destroy the accused’s life.
Elizabeth SpiersWhen i see a 70 y.o. judge who watches a rape on video, says it wasn't rape bc it wasn't "at gunpoint" & worries about "ruining the young man's life", I just think, what is it that you did, judge, before there were cell phones, that this reminds you of?