Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
I don’t know who they think they are / Smashing up a perfectly good guitar.
The New York Times: “The pornographic movie industry has long had only a casual interest in plot and dialogue.” I had no idea!
Police chief tasers 14-year-old girl in the head after she ran from her mother. The kid hadn’t committed any crime. The chief told a local news station, “he does not regret his actions. He adds he warned her several times and had no other choice when she did not listen to him.” So you shoot electrically-charged barbs into her head? God help this guy’s kids.
Swiss government tells banks not to cooperate with U.S. government demands for information on U.S. citizens with Swiss bank accounts. Good for them. More countries need to stand up to U.S. attempts to impose U.S. law on the rest of the world.
Traffic easing up all over the country–except in D.C.
Police union sues to prevent personnel files of Atlanta cops from being turned over to citizens’ review board, including the cops involved in the Kathryn Johnston shooting, arguing that “divulgence of such records would result in ‘irreparable harm’ to those under investigation.”
White supremacist sentiment in the Mississippi legislature. Good ol’ Haley Barbour is going to have to answer some tough questions about his ties to this organization too if he’d planning to run for president.