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Mumbai: On June 3, the high-security Arthur Road Jail saw a new superintendent taking charge….[J]ail superintendent Rajendra Dhamne…is responsible for guarding 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab, one of the most important prisoners in India in decades.
As a Harper’s editor commented, “You know, there’s something to be said for India’s willingness to house the accused/surviving Bombay attacks gunman in a colonial-era tumbledown jail in the middle of a populous city while Americans are such pussies that many among us balk at the idea of some Pashtun goatherd being sent to 24/7 solitary at a supermax in Podunk, Colorado.”
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Number of countries thought to possess chemical weapons:
Placebos are more effective if the drugs for which they stand in are said to be more expensive.
In Torrance, California, an African grey parrot named Nigel, who once spoke English with a British accent and had returned home after a four-year absence, began asking for someone named “Larry” and speaking Spanish.
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