"This case tells everyone, white and black, guilty and innocent, that an officer can verify your legal status at any time. It says that your body is subject to invasion while courts excuse the violation of your rights."
"The notion that we would penalize the relatively minor burns caused by splattered hot water more heavily than we would penalize the life-threatening consequences of children sitting astride flaming mini-bikes is baffling to me, to put it charitably."
"...As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings."
Mike Scarcella, an editor and writer at The National Law Journal in D.C., is a Baltimore native and fixed-gear cyclist. He's still waiting to get the word "defenestration" into an article. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @MikeScarcella.
Baltimore Sun headline confirms I once threw a perfect game in high school.
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