University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing has been charged with murder for killing Samuel DuBose, an unarmed black man in Ohio after pulling him over for missing the front license plate on his car. The incident has drawn attention to the city, which has been hailed as a model for police reform after riots 14 years ago led to department-wide change. And a body camera was the difference between murder charge and the public’s never knowing what really happened. Then, we take a closer look at the business of Taser—the world’s leading stun gun maker— which is also looking to become the world’s leading maker of police body cameras. Then, a tidal wave of bloodthirsty tweets is being aimed at the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion. That and more in today’s web roundup. Finally, we’ve all got El Niño on the brain, with more storms threatened in the next few days. This has us looking ahead to winter, and winter sports. This year, ski resorts in California suffered one of the driest winters in recorded history—many of them ended their ski seasons early. So what can ski areas do to survive in a world with less snow?
Banner Image: An impromptu memorial for Samuel Dubose is posted near the crime scene in Cincinnati, Ohio July 30, 2015. Former Cincinnati campus police officer Ray Tensing was indicted on Wednesday on murder and voluntary manslaughter charges in the July 19 death of Dubose, who was shot in the head during a traffic stop. REUTERS/William Philpott