MADISONVILLE, TX -- A police sergeant enacted a plan to frame an an innocent citizen with felony drug charges. When caught and found guilty, his malicious scheme to ruin someone's life only earned him a paltry sentence of 30 days in jail -- just a fraction of what he intended to inflict on his victim.
The incident took place in November 2011, when Madisonville Police Sergeant Jeff Covington and his ex-wife Laura were going through a custody battle. Sgt. Covington devised a plan to wipe Laura out of the picture, send her to prison, ruin her life and reputation, and allow him to seize control of their children
A 19-year-old Texas man accused of making and selling marijuana brownies is facing up to life in prison if convicted. Officials in Round Rock have charged Jacob Lavoro with a first-degree felony -- using the fact the brownies contained hash oil to base the charge on their weight. "I've been doing this 22 years as a lawyer and I've got 10 years as a police officer and I've never seen anything like this before," said his attorney Jack Holmes. "They've weighed baked goods in this case. It ought to be a misdemeanor." read more
Mozilla is a not-for-profit social enterprise with a mission to free its users so it's not unreasonable to hold it to a higher standard than commercial rivals. Photograph: Mozilla
Future versions of the open-source Firefox browser will include closed-source digital rights management (DRM) from Adobe, the Mozilla project's chief technology officer, Andreas Gal, announced on Wednesday.
The purpose is to support commercial video streams. But this is a radical, disheartening development in the history of the organisation, long held out as a beacon for the open, free spirit of the web as a tool for liberation. read more