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LA County’s jails are so crowded with mentally ill inmates, it’s become a crisis. In a new report, L.A. County’s District Attorney recommends sending non-violent criminals with mental health and addiction issues to treatment instead of lockup.

And the Sandra Bland case has the whole country wondering what, exactly, are my rights when I’m pulled over? What were her rights in her initial police encounter?

Then, the number of people getting married in Las Vegas has decreased by more than a third in just a decade. That’s a loss of about a billion dollars a year.

And Patricia Marx has written a book about her brain function called Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.

Finally, a group calling themselves "The Impact Team" is demanding that infidelity website Ashley Madison go offline.

Banner Image: The Little White Wedding Chapel drive-through tunnel of vows located in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.

Producers:
Matt Holzman
Anna Scott
Jolie Myers
Christian Bordal
Ryan Kailath

Can Mental Health Treatment Help Solve the Overcrowding Crisis at L.A. County Jails? 9 MIN

L.A. County’s jails are so crowded with mentally ill inmates, it’s become a crisis. In a new report out today, L.A. County’s District Attorney recommends sending non-violent criminals with mental health and addiction issues to treatment instead of lockup.

Guests:
Jackie Lacey, County of Los Angeles (@ladaoffice)

So You Got Pulled Over: Know Your Rights 7 MIN, 22 SEC

The Texas case of Sandra Bland has many asking: what, exactly, are my rights when I’m pulled over? Bland was stopped for a minor traffic violation, and was arrested when the situation with the police officer escalated. She later died in her jail cell of an apparent suicide. What were her rights during that initial police encounter?

Guests:
Joey Jackson, criminal defense attorney and law professor at Monroe College. (@joeyjacksonesq)

Reviving the Las Vegas Wedding Industry 5 MIN, 32 SEC

Las Vegas is the wedding capital of the world. More than 128,000 couples got hitched in Vegas in 2004, but that number has dropped by more than a third in just a decade. As fewer people head to the desert to be joined in holy matrimony by an Elvis Presley impersonator, an industry is losing about $1 billion a year.Conor Shine

Guests:
Conor Shine, Reporter at the Las Vegas Sun (@conor_shine)

More:
Weddings in Las Vegas have dropped 37 percent in last 10 years

'Let’s Be Less Stupid' 16 MIN, 20 SEC

Is your mental acuity not quite as acute as it used to be—and do you wonder if there’s anything you can do about it? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Patricia Marx has been obsessed with her brain function and has written a book about it called 'Let’s Be Less Stupid: An Attempt to Maintain My Mental Faculties.'

Guests:
Patricia Marx, New Yorker (@NewYorker)

Let's Be Less Stupid

Patricia Marx

Web Roundup: Ashley Madison and More 8 MIN, 12 SEC

A group calling themselves The Impact Team has taken 37 million users’ data hostage from the infidelity dating website Ashley Madison. The hackers are demanding that Ashley Madison go offline. That’s where we start today with web doyenne Xeni Jardin.

Guests:
Xeni Jardin, BoingBoing.net (@xeni)

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