We tortured some folks
The Mississippi Supreme Court has disciplined a former youth-court judge for misconduct but says it cannot constitutionally bar Leigh Ann Darby from holding a future judicial office. The Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance is charged with investigating allegations of misconduct by judges. By law, it recommends discipline to the Supreme Court, which has final say in judicial disciplinary matters. Darby, the Tate County family master and youth court judge in Senatobia, Mississippi, came under fire in July 2011 after she ordered three 15-year-olds to be given a drug test and transported to the Alcorn County Youth Detention Center in Corinth. The teens were strip-searched as provided by the jail policy when they arrived at the jail and spent three days there. The three were arrested after police got a complaint they were walking through a woman’s yard. All three were eventually found not guilty of trespassing.
Ebola in America
How the hell we supposed to trust Atlanta to keep ebola quarantined when Gucci Mane released 8 mixtapes from jail?— D’Brickashaw (@DragonflyJonez) August 1, 2014
My driver, an awesome single mother who was only on her 3rd day as a Lyft driver, and was doing it to support her kids, was incredibly nice and apologetic about the whole thing. Eventually the officer came back and started handing out citations. $100 for not having the right license, $200 to Lyft for illegally hiring her, another $100 and $500 for two other violations. Up until then she’d been very nice – appreciating how cooperative my driver had been. Then for some reason she started intimidation tactics. Tonight it was just citations, tomorrow she would be in her office filing the same charges as misdemeanors which meant my driver could be prosecuted on criminal charges if they followed up on it (none had so far). And she started referring to “all your little Lyft friends” and spreading the message that apparently Thursday (today) the Hillsborough Public Transportation Commission would have law enforcement status and if Lyft drivers kept running they’d start impounding cars and showing force.