Jacob Sullum notes a report that Surgeon General
Richard Carmona gave out inaccurate and misleading statements
on the harmfulness of secondhand smoke, unsupported by evidence.
Radley Balko points
out a story
Nashua (NH) Telegraph that shows, at best,
that the Nashua police force seems to have an unconscious
hunger for bad publicity:
A city man is charged with violating state wiretap laws by recording a
detective on his home security camera, while the detective was
investigating the man's sons.
Radley terms this "nauseating;" it's tough to disagree.
Tea at WizBang is slightly less agitated, though. The story has
also made it onto Slashdot,
where the comments are the usual mix of wisdom and windbaggery
with a signal/noise ratio in the basement.
But it's not all police thuggery down there in Nashua; the
Telegraph also reports
on a local man who was recently granted a "Worst name of all time" award
(Via my close personal friend Dave.)
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