When longtime Orange County, Calif., inmate Malcolm King demanded kosher meals and double helpings, jailers resisted, and King went to court.
Judge Derek Johnson asked King if his demands were religion-based, and King said yes — citing “Festivus” (a joke religion popularized on the “Seinfeld” TV show).
According to an Orange County Register report, Judge Johnson approved King’s demands.
A 2010 Chicago Tribune public-records examination of suburban Chicago traffic-stop drug searches found that sniffer dogs are usually wrong.
Fifty-six percent of all “positive” signals by dogs yielded no contraband.
There was 73 percent failure if the driver was Hispanic.
Dustin Jakes, 27, an Army soldier, was arrested for shooting drinking buddy David Provost, 24, a Navy sailor, in Florence, Ariz.
They argued over which service was better.
Since Jakes had the gun, the answer was “Army.”
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