That Time Don Lemon Said That Marijuana Was ‘Obviously’ Involved In The Ferguson Riots

11/25/2014
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That Time Don Lemon Said That Marijuana Was ‘Obviously’ Involved In The Ferguson Riots

Oh, Don Lemon, is there anything you grasp? “Obviously there’s a smell of marijuana in the air” when people went haywire in Ferguson after the grand-jury announcement. Obvious because marijuana is known as a fuel for civil unrest? Obvious because any rabblerouser out after dark is obviously toking on the devil’s reefer? Really, Don Lemon?…

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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXX

11/24/2014
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Hit-and-Run America, Vol. DLXX

An ongoing collection of unsolved hit-and-run cases, with a focus on car/pedestrian incidents, from across the country since Jan. ‘010. If you know something about any of these incidents, or one that I’ve missed, do the right thing and call the police, even anonymously. 5912. Fort Wayne, Ind. Nov. 19. 25-year-old woman fatally struck by…

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Courier Post Runs A Story About My Impending Hit-And-Run Anniversary

11/24/2014
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Courier Post Runs A Story About My Impending Hit-And-Run Anniversary

Last year, when Maiken Scott asked about doing a piece for NewsWorks’ Pulse show regarding the traumatic brain injury I suffered in a 2008 hit-and-run, I’d sworn it was the last such story I’d do. Time to move on, went my thinking. Well, this year, when Kevin Shelly — an old editor and friend from…

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Hey Look, I’m Nominated For Another Pen & Pencil Club Award

11/21/2014
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Hey Look, I’m Nominated For Another Pen & Pencil Club Award

Hey, remember last year when I won an inaugural Pen & Pencil Club Award for Breaking News Coverage of the Year? Yeah, that was great. Thanks again, y’all. Anyway, I’m nominated again, this year for “Social Media Use of the Year — for exemplary work in breaking news, providing information or context on Twitter, Facebook…

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Key & Peele Are So Brilliant That Their Hit-And-Run Joke Made Me Laugh

11/21/2014
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Key & Peele Are So Brilliant That Their Hit-And-Run Joke Made Me Laugh

Only assholes think that people getting hit by cars is funny or, in any sense, a throw-away gagline. There is one caveat to this statement of truth. If done right — thanks to the dark-humor instilled from more than a decade of covering some gruesome crimes — a smart joke about this topic can make…

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This Is The Among The Most Artistic Mugshots I’ve Ever Seen

11/20/2014
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This Is The Among The Most Artistic Mugshots I’ve Ever Seen

What is it that you see, Wilson David Vercher of Phenix City, Alabama?

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