Will Grigg has this week's biggest outrage, a farce of a drug trial in Alabama in which Alabama jurors send an innocent woman to prison. A woman buys three boxes of Sudafed and goes to jail, where she is tortured by Alabama's finest.
While I grew up in the South and went to graduate school at Auburn University, I must say that Alabama is a most shameful place. It was the state that gave us the 16th Street Church bombing in 1963, numerous murders of innocent people (for which there never was even a criminal charge brought, much less a trial), and now it is a full partner in the nation's disgraceful Drug War.
One cannot read this story without hitting a boiling point. My advice to people is just for them to stay out of Alabama (and the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit in Georgia), as the police and prosecutors there are crooks and pathological liars, and the judges are not any better. I once referred to Demopolis as "the very bowels of Hell," and I realize that I must not have been joking.