Some Saturday Links: McCaskill Demands Firings In IRS Scandal, Rogue Meter Feeders Terrorize Town, Remoteness

05/18/2013 02:08 pm ET | Updated Jul 18, 2013

-- Forensic dubiousness we're likely to see in the George Zimmerman trial: voice recognition "experts." Maybe this will present an opportunity for legal commentators and TV coverage to examine the problem of forensic junk science in the courtroom. Probably not. But maybe.

-- A single Chicago cop connected to over 50 homicide cases has also been named in dozens of complaints from witnesses alleging he beat them into giving false statements.

-- In New York, more use of eminent domain to enrich developers at the expense of homeowners and small businesses.

-- In Keene, Hampshire, town officials are apparently terrified after a crime wave of . . . good Samaritans who feed expired parking meters. Maybe they've found a new use for that armored personnel vehicle.

-- Remote links: The world's most remote memorial. Stunning photos of the remains of remote airplane crashes. And a cool project that aims to find the most remote spot in each state.

-- War on cameras links: Baltimore cops sued for destroying cell phone videos. Omaha cops criminally charged for the same. Lafayette, Louisiana teen won't be charged after he was illegally arrested for recording a traffic stop. The good guys are winning on this issue. Slowly. But they're winning.

-- Good for Sen. Claire McCaskill. It's a rare but welcome sight to see a politician standing up for the rights of her political opponents.


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