Judge Allows Road Trip for Murder

We are certainly a country of extremes. On one hand, there seems to be a meanness trend in government, putting the screws to people, even to the point of revoking a condemned man's last meal. But it is also very common for the reaction of public officials to go way too far the other way. To wit:

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Wash. Judge Lets Murder Defendant Take Road Trip

A Washington state judge is letting a murder defendant take a two-week, five-state road trip so she can attend her half-sister's memorial service, go to the dentist and pick up some winter clothes. . .

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