Better Read Yer Youngins Their Miranda Rights

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You should go read this antibiotic story again. And then you should read it another time. This is why Kentucky can’t have nice things. [H-L]

Why on earth would a mainstream media outlet waste time on something so ridiculous? [WFPL]

Conservatives may have another problem wooing Hispanic voters. Latino voters are more likely than the electorate in general to support gay marriage, according to exit polls reported by ABC News. [HuffPo]

Principals in Kentucky may soon have to worry about reading students their rights — in addition to ensuring they know how to read and write. The Kentucky Supreme Court is considering a case from Nelson County that could require school officials to give the Miranda warning — you have the right to remain silent and anything you say can and will be used against you — when questioning a student with a school resource officer present. [C-J/AKN]

Been wondering where all the mouth-breathers are? Buds Gun shop in Lexington is reporting a spike in gun sales since President Obama was re-elected. Customers are expressing the fear of new legislation to employees at Buds. [WKYT]

A new study finds that men and women aren’t all that different when it comes to being willing to ask for better compensation. And yet, over the course of their careers, women stand to lose as much as half a million dollars just by failing to negotiate their first job’s starting salary. [Fast Company]

You can’t even hold a traffic stop in Marion County these days without being shot dead. [H-L]

The relationship between House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will be tested in the months ahead as political forces pull them in different directions. [The Hill]

Way to go, Laurel County, because you’re back to winning the awful awards this week. This time it’s for animal cruelty. [WLEX18]

Now that the election is over and Barack Obama will be staying in the White House for another four years, environmental groups are hoping that some long-awaited new rules will break loose from the regulatory log-jam. All about coal ash disposal and water pollution. [Mother Jones]

The organizer of a petition drive to hold a wet-dry election in Grayson on Tuesday submitted a revised petition to the Carter County Clerk’s Office. Keith Bays said he did so out of abundance of caution. [Daily Independent]

Mmm hmmm. “The late, legendarily brutal campaign consultant Lee Atwater explains how Republicans can win the vote of racists without sounding racist themselves.” [Daily Kos & The Nation]

2 thoughts on “Better Read Yer Youngins Their Miranda Rights

  1. Maybe if schools are using cops to enforce discipline they should provide legal representation onsite too. Students are in daily jeopardy of prosecution as typical school violations like scuffling in the boys’room or making out under the bleachers escalate into criminal charges of assault and sexual harassment if an officer is there. 45 days in adult jail for sharing his wisdom tooth meds with a friend? Check out the teachers’ lounge, officer.

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