Louisiana has assailed its residents to a level unequal to any other state, entering the new year with another signature No. 1 ranking in lockups. It has created a system more efficient and despondent than state run prisons or regular privatization. The costs are low, profits high and human life is a commodity that allows the market to keep growing.
Without warning Saturday morning, Scotland Yard picked up four current and former senior Sun journalists and one active police officer in connection with ongoing investigations into alleged exchanges of cash and information between cops and the paper’s reporters. Police said the arrests had nothing to do with the investigation into phone hacking by News of the World journalists.