A killing do-over: The Kentucky Supreme Court overturned the conviction of Michael J. Stone, who was serving an 18-year prison sentence for stabbing of 17-year-old Lamartez Griffin back in 2004. The court said Stone’s rights were violated when a detective used witness statements that had been barred from the trial. The case had racial implications at the time due to Metro Police statements that the defendants had suspicious tattoos that led them to investigate if they were members of a hate group. Police said they found no indication the attack was based on race, but community activists and Griffin’s family believed the stabbing was racially motivated.
Dirty city money: Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo’s U.S. Senate campaign says it isn’t afraid of Attorney General Jack Conway’s fundraising powers. Who wants Captain Cash’s dirty city dollars anyway?
Metro incorrections: An internal investigation by officials at Metro Corrections uncovered more inappropriate behavior that includes sex, theft, domestic violence and departmental violations, which resulted in disciplinary action against a handful of employees. Two correction officers were fired for policy violations, two resigned in lieu of being fired and another received a 25-day suspension for having sex with former inmates. The shake-up in the city jail was based in part on the investigative story by WHAS-11’s reporter Adam Walser, who has been following the story for the past four months.
Cheney for president: Oh #$%!, that Wall Street Journal op-ed piece suggesting the GOP would get behind The Dick to make a run in 2012 wasn’t a joke.
Young and the write less: A new survey by Associated Press managing editors finds that cost-cutting newspapers are losing their youngest reporters, editors and photographers. The study revealed that journalists between 18 and 35 years old represented the largest age group affected by the paper cuts in a time when the print media world says it is trying to learn the tricks of new media.