The Criminalization of Everyday Life

Tom Engelhardt:

The campus cops at Ohio State University now possess an MRAP; that is, a $500,000, 18-ton, mine-resistant, ambush-protected armored vehicle of a sort used in the Afghan War and (…) built to withstand “ballistic arms fire, mine fields, IEDs, and nuclear, biological, and chemical environments.” Sounds like just the thing for bouts of binge drinking and post-football-game shenanigans.

In other odd news, an officer recently got compensated for the US Davis pepper spraying incident — yes, you read that right.