Last of the escaped ‘extremely dangerous’ inmates caught in North Carolina

Authorities in North Carolina have captured all four of the “extremely dangerous” inmates who escaped from an Ohio jail early Sunday morning. Brynn K. Martin, 40, Christopher M. Clemente, 24, and Troy R. McDaniel Jr., 30, were apprehended overnight in Cary, North Carolina, just west of Raleigh, according to Cary officials. The fourth escapee, 29-year-old Lawrence R. Lee III, remained at-large until Monday when he was taken into custody in Durham, Gallia County Sheriff Matt Champlin said. “I would like to thank the hard working law enforcement professionals who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to providing an end to the search for these escapees,” Champlin said in a statement. “Additionally, I want to thank everyone who has shown support for my office and our law enforcement across this great nation. Everyday, our jobs become tougher and more dangerous.” The four men broke out of the Gallia County Jail in Gallipolis, Ohio, when they overpowered two female corrections officers and forced open a secured door just after midnight on Sunday. The men were armed with at least one homemade weapon — a shank — and received assistance from...

Of all the long controversial topics that are still unsettled in 2019—abortion, immigration, etc.—you wouldn’t expect

Of all the long controversial topics that are still unsettled in 2019—abortion, immigration, etc.—you wouldn’t expect that the way women and girls choose to cover their legs would be one of them. Yet here we are: In March, a federal judge struck down a rule at a North Carolina charter school that prohibited girls at the school from wearing pants. It required them instead to wear skirts, skorts, or jumpers. The school had argued that the dress code promoted “traditional values.” The same month, Hannah Kozak, a senior at a Pennsylvania high school, received the guidelines for her school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. “No pants,” it said for girls, specifying that they were to wear a “light colored dress or skirt.” Kozak had to fight the school board (paywall) for the right to wear pants. The reasons that Western societies (that is, the men in them) have devised for barring women from covering each leg individually have often fallen back on these sorts of appeals to tradition and values. Gayle Fischer, an associate professor of history at Salem State University and author of Pantaloons and Power: A Nineteenth-Century Dress Reform in the United States, explained on NPR in 2017 that...