2012 YEAR IN REVIEW
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- Man’s soda refill costs him $525 and gets him slapped with a federal charge
- Texas has been holding this man hostage for 12,600 days
Last week, in a decision that contorted both law and fact, a state judge ruled against an illiterate, intellectually disabled black man named Jerry Hartfield. Hartfield has been imprisoned for more than 33 years — without a valid conviction or sentence authorizing his confinement. In the latest decision, the judge ruled that even though state and local officials clearly were negligent in letting Hartfield slip through the cracks all these decades, there is nothing in the Constitution that provides him with any protection from being retried. It's the fact that 10 months have passed since the state courts in Texas (after many years of prodding) first acknowledged the terrible mistake that was made in this case.
- Putin says impossible for Europe to stop buying Russian gas
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday it would not be possible for Europe, which is trying to cut its reliance on Russian energy, to completely stop buying Russian gas. Putin also said that the transit via Ukraine is the most dangerous element in Europe's gas supply system, and that he was hopeful a deal could be reached with Ukraine on gas supplies. Russia meets around 30 percent of Europe's natural gas needs.
- Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash
- Freedom of religion? Yes. Freedom from religion? No.
- Video: Man gets kicked in the face by a conductor while taking a selfie in front of a speeding train
No, you probably shouldn’t take selfies when standing in close proximity to large vehicles that are hurtling toward you. Gawker points us to a new video posted this week by someone named Jared Michael, who says that he recently “tried to take a selfie while a train passed a ‘safe’ distance behind.” The trouble was that he was still close enough to the tracks for the train’s conductor to reach out with his foot and kick him in the face. The results are predictably hilarious. “I guess I was still too close and got kicked in the head,” Michael writes. “I messed up.” What makes this video truly funny is Michael’s reaction to getting kicked in the head. Instead of
- Diplomatic Incident Over Kim Jong-Un's Haircut