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Dispatch tells Minnesota cop there’s no dogs available, so he lets a driver go. Then cop learns there *is* a dog, catches up to driver, “continues” first stop. Dog alerts; 76 grams meth.

Judge: This is fine. 11 years prison.

Court of Appeals: Nope. Reversed.

Feeling very frustrated by the right-wing criticism of Fetterman today. This is your chance to show your community that getting help when you need it is a great thing, and yet your behavior just drives people to suppress their need to seek help.

Police discipline files are public in Minnesota—but about a decade ago, Minneapolis Police came up with a new word to describe discipline they didn’t want to be public: “coaching.” Paul Ostrow’s commentary in the @mnreformer:

Here’s the Star Tribune’s story on my public records settlement: DEED commissioner, incoming Star Tribune publisher Steve Grove settles journalist's lawsuit

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okay no UFOs today please, i have a paper due in four hours and i haven’t started it yet

I just reached a settlement in my public records lawsuit against the Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development and its Commissioner Steve Grove. They’ll provide me all the data I requested and pay $17,000. When government agency heads use their social media for government purposes, who they block is public data.

The problem with capitalism is how it distorts the natural balance of Fucking Around & Finding Out by creating a class that is allowed nearly infinite fuckery with zero finding out

On the upside of being pretty overwhelmed with school right now, I am developing an excellent ADHD playlist of songs suitable for repeating on loop for six hours. Today’s addition is this indie-folk-pop gem:

Went to Boulder, Colorado for one (1) hour, and I left with a Patagonia hoodie and an intense desire to learn how to make carrot kombucha at home.

Hello, I would just like to recommend aimlessly driving around dirt roads in Wyoming at sunset while blasting Taylor Swift, and stopping to Google the random LLC names on no trespassing signs to see which minor celebrity unexpectedly owns a cattle ranch.

The lowest ever recorded temperature in the US was hit today in Mount Washington, New Hampshire windchill of -78°C (-108°F)! It even *looks* cold!

Video via:

#weather #cold

I will not FOIA all the police departments unveiling Black History Month squad cars I will not FOIA all the police departments unveiling Black History Month squad cars I will not FOIA all the

I have yet to see an online textbook/DRM platform worthy of being saved from a garbage fire. Students shouldn’t have to worry if they *really* need to copy-paste into their notes or as quotes in papers because we might hit our copy-paste allowance before the semester is over.

me writing a two paragraph paper with the word “metaphysical” (whatever that means) in it

*has a paper due in four hours*
Me: I should re-watch Inception! I should go buy a sushi roller! I should Goo Gone all the old state park permit stickers off my windshield! I should rearrange all my furniture!

Welp. ADS-B Exchange has been acquired by private equity. I just took my feeders offline until I’m able to digest this. This is severely incompatible with the community’s desires.

Get you a man who looks at you like burnt out Minnesotans look at suddenly moving to the Rocky Mountains

A good op-ed in the University of Wyoming’s student paper about how the state needs a media shield law to protect journalists’ sources.

Congratulations to all on this list!

In particular, congratulations to the *checks notes* THREE women on this list.

#lawtwitter #AcademicChatter

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