Two Girls Died And Several Hard Summer Attendees Were Seriuously Sick
Los Angeles' Board of Supervisors are working on a moratorium on EDM events on county property after the deaths of two female college students due to suspected drug overdoses at last week's Hard Summer show. The Los Angeles Times reported that two patients remain in the ICU as of Tuesday and one doctor told the paper some of the 13 attendees who were transported were "so severely intoxicated" they required several staffers to hold them down for their own safety. Board supervisors ordered staff to come back in two weeks with a plan for the ban. The most recent deaths came six years after a fatal overdose at the Electric Daisy Carnival event at L.A. Memorial Coliseum and a year after a 19-year-old woman died of acute Ecstasy intoxication at an L.A.-area Hard Summer show.
Sandra Bland's Family Files Suit
The family of the woman who was found dead in her Texas jail cell filed a federal wrongful-death suit on Tuesday against the trooper who arrested Sandra Bland, the sheriff of Waller County, the Texas Department of Public Safety and two guards at the jail. Among other things, the suit accuses the arresting officer of depriving Bland of her constitutional rights and claims jailers failed to react when she refused meals and had "bouts of uncontrollable crying"; her family also continues to question a medical examiner's determination that the 28-year-old committed suicide while in jail.
Who's In, Who's Out Of Republican Debate
Sorry Rick Perry, not this time. The former Texas Gov. is one of the 7 Republican presidential candidates who did not make the cut for Thursday night's first GOP debate. But here's who did: Donald Trump, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Left out undercard to compete in a lower-profile pre-debate-debate are Perry, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, former New York Gov. George Pataki and former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore. The decision on who made it to the big stage was based on the average of five major polls.
Quick Take: Prison officials in Ohio now know why 75 inmates at the Mansfield Correctional Institution got into a huge fight last week. Apparently, someone flew a drone over the prison yard and dropped a package stuffed with 144.5 grams of tobacco, 65.4 grams of pot and 6.6 grams of heroin, leading to a scrap that forced guards to hit the inmates with pepper spray and strip-search them before returning them to their cells. Authorities didn't know what happened until they later watched surveillance tapes.