Talkleft brings us this law-enforcement news:
Police in Wausau, Wisconsin claim they can tell a drugged driver by whether his or her tongue has a green tint to it.
and predicts that “this pseudo-science will never make it into a courtroom.”
Apparently it already has made it to judges but not admitted as evidence:
Ultimately, these facts became part of the record of the Pierce County District Court DRE decision in which the district court judges, sitting as a panel, determined that the conclusions of a “Drug Recognition Expert” would not be admitted into evidence because there was an insufficient showing of reliabilty of a DRE officer’s opinion regarding the presence of a specific drug or category of drugs. (State v. Floyd, Pierce County District Court No.97800732.)
Does anyone have any anecdotal evidence to support the green tongue theory?
Thanks to Nurse Ratched for providing us a selection of references from the blogosphere on political fundraising activities – primarily related to Howard Dean but also with some discussion of the encumbent and others. Necessary reading for your civics studies.