July 23, 2015

Sandra Bland Death - So Far No Evidence Of Foul lay

From The NY Post:
DALLAS — The autopsy of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail revealed no injuries that would suggest she died in a violent homicide, authorities said Thursday.

Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in her jail cell on July 13.

The autopsy showed that Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle, the prosecutor said. Some lacerations or abrasions were found on her wrists. Those injuries were consistent with a struggle while being handcuffed.

The marks around Bland’s neck were consistent with a suicide, he said.
Still need to see the serology lab results but if she had no visitors there probably will only be residual results if any (chemicals). She was in jail for three days and that is still a mystery. Why wasn't she bailed out?

In any event, she allegedly admitted that she had a previous suicide attempt in interviews with two of the jailors:
Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith has said that two jailers interviewed the 28-year-old black woman from Illinois. She told one of them that she was not depressed but was upset about her arrest, he said.

Smith said Bland appeared fine when being booked on a charge of assaulting a public servant.

Documents filled out for Bland indicate she had attempted suicide after losing a baby. But booking papers indicated she did not have suicidal thoughts when she was arrested and that no one at the jail believed she was at risk.

The idiot rookie cop who stopped her is on administrative leave until the investigation is complete. He should lose his job.
Encinia, who claimed Bland was combative and struck him, has been placed on administrative duties due to “violations of procedures regarding traffic stops and the department’s courtesy policy.”

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis told the Wall Street Journal that he is investigating whether Encinia violated any criminal laws during the arrest.

Addicted To Love

July 22, 2015

How Far Does Your Money Go?

The following graphic illustrates how far a c-note goes in various states.
Deep pink is best, pink is okay and yellow stinks.

Geo. Washington once threw a dollar across the Potomac. Ain't gonna happen now.

Source: American Irony.

American Pie, Hmmmm ... Pie

Car Jacking Or Car Hacking?

The more I read about new cars, the more I want wheels that were manufactured pre-1973; full bore Luddite, EMP resistant, hack-proof, analog vehicles.

Like everyone else, Chrysler uses software in its on-board entertainment package. But this one can be accessed over the internet. Two hackers put it to the test...
[...]The result of their work was a hacking technique—what the security industry calls a zero-day exploit—that can target Jeep Cherokees and give the attacker wireless control, via the Internet, to any of thousands of vehicles. Their code is an automaker’s nightmare: software that lets hackers send commands through the Jeep’s entertainment system to its dashboard functions, steering, brakes, and transmission, all from a laptop that may be across the country.
The hackers were only ten miles away when they took control of the vehicle, but distance is not a factor.

Chrysler's UConnect system uses Sprint's cellular network for connectivity, so researchers were able to remotely locate cars by scanning for devices using that particular spectrum band. Chrysler has been including UConnect in cars since late 2013, and any cars that use the system are likely to be vulnerable to the attack. There's no apparent firewall, so once attackers have located the device's IP, they can deploy previously developed exploits to rewrite Uconnect's firmware and control the car as if they had physical access.

Story here and here.

July 21, 2015

Squishy v. Crunchy

Apparently soft, cuddly babies are the opposite of M&M's.
Soft, chewy shell surrounding a hard crunchy center. Hmmm, love me some baby parts.
At least that's how Planned Parenthood (PP) views them.

The Center for Medical Progress has the story as PP medical direct Dr. Mary Gatter negotiates using a "less crunchy" technique for extracting those delicious, yummy baby bits.

Story here.

I'm Your Captain

Irish - I had this scheduled for the day after you posted your GFR video. Had to move it back a few weeks.