It was a warm spring day in Georgia when Larry Flynt and his attorney were shot on the courthouse steps. Flynt suffered permanent damage that would leave him confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Just the same, he doesn’t believe the man who confessed to the double shooting — a serial killer convicted of eight killings and implicated in 13 others — should die by lethal injection this November. “As I see it, the sole motivating factor behind the death penalty is vengeance, not justice,” the publisher writes.

Yale’s report reads, “we are mindful that multiple reports and the national statistics indicate that significant underreporting of sexual misconduct persists on campuses across the country. The participants in our recent Campus Climate Assessment suggested a number of measures to increase the likelihood of reporting, and we are working to translate many of those suggestions into action.” Uh, how about actually punishing rapists?

According to the report, a woman put poison in her vagina and begged her husband for a round of oral. Fortunately, the plan was foiled when her husband noted that there was something amiss with her gender bits and rushed them both to the hospital. What a plan. But just how stupid an idea was this? To find out, I hit up Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner’s Handbook.

In California, a woman cuts off her husband’s penis in what prosecutors are describing as a jealous rage. Meanwhile, across the country in a suburb of Pittsburgh, a fearless police officer makes a date with a Backpage escort, gets some head and then arrests her. Never mind that his corner of the world has much bigger problems — and why shouldn’t a person take pleasure in their work, right?

People may write about desires which are distasteful and even illegal but, as we all know, there is a big difference between fantasizing about things and actually doing them. Failure on the part of prosecution to convince the jury that the accused had both intended to commit a crime and engaged in an overt act of preparation to do so, would essentially put everyone who has ever fantasized and communicated about anything outside of legal boundaries in hot water. This shouldn’t hold: crime is something we commit, after all, not something we think.

No sooner had the news broken that Jenna Jameson had been charged with two counts of DUI that the internet exploded with rude remarks about the former porn star and entrepreneur. In typical fashion, Jameson struck back. Good for her. This habit of mocking people with substance abuse problems has to go. Substance abuse isn’t funny. Joking about people who suffer from it doesn’t help them get better, doesn’t help their loved ones heal faster, or help keep the streets safe.

Man, oh, man. We do not envy this guy. If we had to hit the road every time we felt like taking a load off, we’d never get anything done. At the same time, we can’t imagine any kink that’s more L.A. than driving around desperately seeking parking, before one can get off. “My thing is the freedom,” the pantless man told the Glendale police officer who pulled the dude over.

There is a lot of misinformation floating around the web about the Porn Wikileaks story. In the interest of informing the dialogue and helping performers understand their legal options, we have summarized the four most common allegations against Porn Wikileaks and provided some information about what the law actually says in regard to HIPAA, 2257, defamation and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

Yesterday the health clinic that conducts the testing of Los Angeles’ porn industry, Adult Industry Healthcare Foundation, said that the database holding tens of thousands of patient records had been compromised and that this information had been made available online.

Of all the things in the world to steal, why would you go for used sex toys? This is the sort of thing you might expect of a rejected lover, or a crazed stalker, but Mitchell Tice was apparently neither of these. No, the 40-year-old was an employee of the restaurant owned by the couple from whom he stole the goods.