San Francisco hospital treated Korean tourists’ baby with a nap and a bottle of milk formula. The bill was US$18,000 | South China Morning Post

San Francisco hospital treated Korean tourists’ baby with a nap and a bottle of milk formula. The bill was US$18,000 The case of baby Park Jeong-whan, who bumped his head, highlights the growing tendency of US hospitals to charge ‘trauma response fees’ that go into effect regardless of the eventual treatment and run as high as US$51,000 On the first morning of Jang Yeo-im’s vacation to San Francisco in 2016, her eight-month-old son, Park Jeong-whan, fell off the bed in the family’s hotel room and hit his head.

Source: San Francisco hospital treated Korean tourists’ baby with a nap and a bottle of milk formula. The bill was US$18,000 | South China Morning Post

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Huckabee: Wilkinson Led Group Out Of Red Hen To Protest Sanders Eating At Another Restaurant

There is an interesting account of the recent controversy at the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Va. from the father of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders that has gone largely unreported. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has claimed that Stephanie Wilkinson “organized” a group to follow Sanders and her family to a nearby restaurant to scream at them.

Source: Huckabee: Wilkinson Led Group Out Of Red Hen To Protest Sanders Eating At Another Restaurant

13-Year-Old Charged with Felony for Recording Conversation with School Principal

A 13-year-old hauled into the principal’s office for not serving his detention may end up with the biggest detention of all: a felony conviction. That’s because the kid recorded the conversation on his phone. The incident took place last February at Manteno Middle School, which is about an hour outside of Chicago.

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Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech

It’s a sad day when the left and the right both have given up on the protection of civil liberties in the name of their pet projects…..

The American Civil Liberties Union will weigh its interest in protecting the First Amendment against its other commitments to social justice, racial equality, and women’s rights, given the possibility that offensive speech might undermine ACLU goals. “Our defense of speech may have a greater or lesser harmful impact on the equality and justice work to which we are also committed,” wrote ACLU staffers in a confidential memo obtained by former board member Wendy Kaminer.

Source: Leaked Internal Memo Reveals the ACLU Is Wavering on Free Speech