‘Is the expert on police brutality wearing pants?’

I’m sorry. This is a nasty story about some casual police abuse in Seattle, Washington – one only caught because somebody had a camera – that took place back in April*.

To make things even more unpleasant, it looks likely that the guy with the camera may have gotten fired for filming it.  Unfortunately, given the jurisdiction it’s unlikely that the media won’t pick this up – I shall be blunter than Glenn Reynolds and state for the record that the national media won’t really push a story about an anti-Mexican police assault when it’s in a Democratic-controlled jurisdiction and has what appears to be at least one African-American police officer** looking on – so sensational headlines are all I have, sorry.

Besides, the expert isn’t wearing pants.

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Did Mexican drug money help subsidize the Democratic Convention?

No, seriously. Did it?

(H/T: Glenn Reynolds) I know, I know, it’s a heck of a thing to contemplate on a Thursday morning, but check out this story on heavy Democratic donor (and current fugitive) R. Allen Stanford:

Accused Financier Under Federal Drug Investigation
Authorities: Stanford May Have Laundered Drug Money for Mexican Cartel

The SEC’s fraud charges may be the least of accused financial scammer R. Allen Stanford’s worries. Federal authorities tell ABC News that the FBI and others have been investigating whether Stanford was involved in laundering drug money for Mexico’s notorious Gulf Cartel.


The federal investigation, however, did not stop Stanford from using corporate money to become a big man at last year’s Democratic convention in Denver.

A video posted on the firm’s web-site shows Stanford, now sought by U.S. Marshals, being hugged by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and praised by former President Bill Clinton for helping to finance a convention-related forum and party put on by the National Democratic Institute.

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