Road Deaths the New Global Health Crisis

jalopnik-ku-bigpicTo John D. Sutter, it is a pandemic and he is right and I wonder how many cases were caused by multitasking
‘Here’s a big idea that needs to sink in quickly: Car crashes and motorcycle accidents are symptoms of a disease, and it’s high time we started looking at killer roads as a public health crisis — or “pandemic,” as the Pulitzer Center put it recently.

‘We think of HIV/AIDS and malaria as the big bad killer illnesses. They are among them, of course. But they’ve also got the advantage of having the world’s attention…’

A Suspect in 79 Murders
‘A 20-year-old man in the northern Mexican city of Monterrey has admitted to killing 45 people, and is being investigated for 34 more, officials said on Thursday.

‘Juan Pablo Vazquez was caught earlier this month in Monterrey where he was allegedly selling drugs, said Nuevo Leon state security spokesman Jorge Domene.

‘Vazquez, who said he was part of an unidentified local organized crime group, has already admitted being behind 45 killings and “is related to at least 79 murders, most of them committed in 2012,” Domene told a news conference…’

Jackson’s Former Doctor Conrad Murray Released From Jail
Before, this smelled of media circus. Now it stinks. Who raked cash when he was indicted? Who will rake cash while he fights to get his license back?
Jury Sides with AEG in Michael Jackson Wrongful Death Suit
‘Even before his release, Murray was already looking to get back into medicine. Lawyers for the former doctor have filed petitions in Texas to have his medical license reinstated.

“‘He’s going to fight it. I think it will be very difficult in California if they uphold the judgment,” Wass told Sunday. “He’s very hopeful. He’s going to practice medicine somewhere is my understanding. … He’s prepared to go to federal court to fight.”…’

Speaking of media circus, here are real guilty clowns
News of the World hacking trial jury selection begins
Jury selection has begun in the trial of ex-News of the World journalists accused of phone hacking.

‘Rebekah Brooks, former News International chief executive, and Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, are accused of conspiring with others to listen to voicemails.

‘It is also alleged that Ms Brooks and Mr Coulson conspired to commit misconduct in a public office…’
the circus


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