Here’s NUVO’s cover story this week, a look at the IMPD’s testing of body cameras by Amber Stearns.
Jen Wagner: “The administration fumbled its initial response, pushing forward with a press release announcement while the Governor simultaneously appeared to be walking the concept back. Then came this morning’s utterly bizarre kinda-on-background-then-not-on-background press avail with the communications team, followed by another instance of the Governor, on a conservative radio show, saying he’d consider killing the news service. And through all of this, no one has been able to answer basic questions about whose idea this was and who wrote the memo that kick-started the whole debacle.”
On WIBC, trying to save face by goin' right to the base: “’We don't have editors in state government, for heaven's sakes. We don't have editorial boards in state government,’ Pence said, decrying the language used in the memo. ‘My expectation of this, and I had only passing knowledge of this project as you might suspect, is that this was all just part of parcel of us continuing to try to promote transparency.’"
"’You, Dear Reader, could never understand the extent of the physical, and much more the psychological, pain people in my situation suffered, no matter how hard you try to put yourself in another's shoes,’ writes Mohamedou Ould Slahi in Guantanamo Diary, a courageous account of his years in U.S. custody as an "enemy combatant," written in 2005 and finally available to the public in a redacted version this month.”
Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin are having a feud! This is an intellectual exchange on a par with two five-year-olds fighting over a cookie.