The hearing on California's lethal injection protocol begins today in federal district court in San Jose, and there is a lot of coverage on it. Here is Bob Egelko's story yesterday, and here is David Kravets' story for the AP. Update: Howard Mintz of the S.J. Mercury-News reports on the first day of the hearing here.
Broken Windows The theory advanced by Professors James Q. Wilson and George Kelling, that cracking down on low level crimes, like petty theft and vandalism, discourages more serious crime, has been proven effective in the New York subways for over a decade. A story in the New York Daily News by Pete Donohue discusses the recent impact of putting more cops in the subways to bust fare-beaters over the past Summer.