The U.S. Supreme Court announced Jan. 16
that it will hear arguments about gay marriage bans in Ohio and three
other states this spring, lining up what could be a precedent-setting
legal battle over the bans.
Germany’s Der Spiegel reported
today that during 2011 German police shot only 85 bullets, and most
weren’t even aimed at humans. Out of 85 bullets fired, 49 were warning
shots. These numbers make it seem like it might be possible to greatly
reduce the number of times per year in this country a person gets shot
to death by the police in a situation where it seems like other
resolutions could have been reached.