Not a lawyer, but definitely sounds like he’s changing his plea to guilty, which apparently requires him to watch a video to make sure he understands the import of that decision.
Which makes me wonder what new evidence they have against him, or if his lawyer got a sweet plea deal allowing him to walk with no further punishment (and not on the sex offender registry) if he pleads guilty.
Casillo told police she feared for her and her daughter’s safety when she acted that fateful day. A demonstrator outside the courtroom disputed Casillo’s assertions that she panicked and hit the gas because the crowd of protesters was “aggressive.”
She was protecting her 29-year-old daughter, which is why she decided to drive into the protesters?
The Trevor Project’s 2023 U.S. National Survey on the Mental Health of LGBTQ Young People amplifies the experiences of more than 28,000 LGBTQ young people ages 13 to 24 across the United States. This survey gives a voice to LGBTQ young people — at a time when their existence is unfairly at the center of national political debates and state legislatures have introduced and implemented a record number of anti-LGBTQ policies.
For the fifth consecutive year, these data underscore that anti-LGBTQ victimization contributes to the higher rates of suicide risk reported by LGBTQ young people and that most who want mental health care are unable to get it.
Last year BMW took ample heat for its plans to turn heated seats into a costly $18 per month subscription in numerous countries. As we noted at the time, BMW is already including the hardware in new cars and adjusting the sale price accordingly. So it’s effectively charging users a new, recurring fee to enable technology that already exists in the car and consumers already paid for.
The move portends a rather idiotic and expensive future for consumers that’s arriving faster than you’d think. Consumers unsurprisingly aren’t too keen on paying an added subscription for tech that already exists in the car and was already factored into the retail price, but the lure of consistent additional revenue they can nudge ever skyward pleases automakers and Wall Street alike.
Mercedes-Benz electric vehicle owners in North America who want a little more power and speed can now buy 60 horsepower for just $60 a month or, on other models, 80 horsepower for $90 a month.
They won’t have to visit a Mercedes dealer to get the upgrade either, or even leave their own driveway. The added power, which will provide a nearly one second decrease in zero-to-60 acceleration, will be available through an over-the-air software patch.
But with so many companies making tinkering with technology you own a warranty violation, I’d expect we’ll see increasing collisions between the hacker, modding, and right to repair communities and automakers who’ve been working overtime trying to scuttle popular right to repair legislation.
This is all going to get very dumb very quickly, giving Cory Doctorow entirely new nightmares to write about in very short order.