Police Buy New Station, Cruisers With Funds From Aggressive Civil Forfeiture Program

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The sign outside a new, $4.1 million law enforcement training facility in Richland, Mississippi, reads, “Richland Police Station tearfully donated by drug dealers.” As Watchdog.org reported on Monday, it’s a proud declaration of the fact that funding for the building, as well as for a new fleet of Dodge Charger police cruisers, came entirely from a civil asset forfeiture program used by police in this town of about 7,000 people…

Teen Fatally Shoots Friend In Case Of Mistaken Identity

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May 19 (Reuters) – A Montana teenager fatally shot his 15-year-old friend after mistaking him for an intruder when the boy threw a rock at his bedroom window in the predawn hours and then stuck his head through it, police said on Tuesday…

#ToyLikeMe

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After parents of children with disabilities called for more diversity in kids’ toys through social media campaign, Toy Like Me, MakieLab, a 3-D-printing toy company based in London, announced last week that it will help make that a reality.

Inspired by pictures on the Toy Like Me Facebook page of “hand-modified toys” with canes, wheelchairs and other additions parents made to reflect their kids’ disabilities, the company has begun designing inclusive accessories, like hearing aids and walking aids, to go with their 3-D-printed, customizable “Makies” dolls…

The company is also testing made-to-order facial birthmark accessories, and is working on a toy wheelchair, a k-frame walker and a longer cane, according to Buzzfeed.

The dolls themselves cost around $115…

That’s an awful lot of money for a doll.