First Drip (2/3/15): A self-defense strategy for Kerrick, politicians talk measles, more



Looks like CMPD officer Randall Kerrick may be taking a self-defense strategy in his voluntary manslaughter case. WBTV reports Kerrick filed a simple assault report the night he shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell.

Considered "the best last undeveloped parcel along the Blue Line," the Pepsi bottling complex on South Boulevard is being eyeballed for potential redevelopment. Here's to hoping more retail will come to South End.

Politicians are talking vaccinations as the measles outbreak has stretched across 14 states in 102 cases in a month. Hillary Clinton tweeted: “The science is clear: The Earth is round, the sky is blue, and #vaccineswork. Let’s protect all our kids. #GrandmothersKnowBest.” Meanwhile, Rand Paul made it "an issue of freedom and public health."

In the United Kingdom, a debate surrounding the creation of a baby using DNA from three people hits Parliament. Prime Minister David Cameron said he would vote in favor of the technique. Science, y'all.

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