Tag Archives: Law Enforcement

HERE’S A LITTLE CHANGE OF PACE


Police officers, reporters and other investigators know that you rarely get the same story from any two witnesses.  We filter the things we see quite thoroughly, through prior experience and expectations.  And then there are times when our eyes just flat out don’t get the job done — or, more precisely, when your brain can’t handle the information accurately.

The next time you’re convinced you know exactly what you saw, remember this:

Chess Board and Shadow Optical Illusion

Go ahead.  Check it out.  I didn’t believe it either until I used a color-matching tool.

Mountain man frightens owners of remote Utah cabins


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – He’s eluded authorities for more than five years, a mountain man who roams the wilderness of southern Utah, breaking into remote cabins in winter, living in luxury off hot food, alcohol and coffee before stealing provisions and vanishing into the woods.

Investigators have clawed for clues, scouring cabins for fingerprints that match no one and chasing reports of brief encounters only to come up short, always a step behind the mysterious recluse.

They’ve found abandoned camps, dozens of guns, high-end outdoor gear stolen from the homes and trash strewn around the forest floor.

But the man authorities say is armed and dangerous and responsible for more than two dozen burglaries has continued to outrun the law….  Read More…

Redneck “justice” Georgia style. Welcome to the Jim Crow South, reloaded.


http://mobile.nytimes.com/article?a=843934&f=112⊂=Editorial

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