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Hennepin County may ban smoking in your own car

Posted February 20th, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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The Hennepin County Board could consider the tobacco-free proposal next month. If passed, it would keep people from smoking on county property, even in their own cars.

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Mom of 3 Arrested for Taking Photos of Tourist Attraction at Airport

Daily News @ http://Revolution - Nancy Genovese stopped her car on the side of the road across the street from the airport in an area that is open and accessible to the public, and crossed over the road to the airport entryway that is also open and accessible to the public to take a picture of the helicopter display. While still in her car, she took a picture of the decorative helicopter shell with the intention of posting it on her personal “Support Our Troops” web page.

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APD won't hinder citizens who videotape cops

Posted February 13th, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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YAY!!!! The agreement resolves a complaint filed by Marlon Kautz and Copwatch of East Atlanta, a group that films police activity with cell phones and hand-held cameras. The group has volunteers who go out on patrols and begin videotaping police activity when they come across it.

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11 Year-Old Girl Sent to Criminal Court for Wearing Perfume in Class

Daily News @ http://RevolutionNews.US — (AUSTIN, TX) If you disrupted class or used profanity back in school, you were probably sent to the principal's office. Today in Texas, more students are being sent to criminal court instead.

Last February a student at Fulmore Middle School says she received a ticket for "disruption of class" after spraying perfume on herself.

"I didn't do anything wrong," said 13-year-old Sarah, who was in the sixth grade at the time she was ticketed. "I thought I didn't smell good and the next thing you know, the whole class complains for no reason."

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Smoking ban in Boston parks proposed

Posted February 9th, 2011 by masshole
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Two Boston city councilors are proposing to ban smoking in public parks and beaches, carrying the decadeslong campaign to reduce tobacco use to some of the last remaining public spaces where lighting up is still allowed.

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Parents, Principals Don't Like School Lunch Rules

Posted February 3rd, 2011 by Thrain
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Beef jerky, Rice Krispie treats and four varieties of Mazzio's pizza are a few of the à la carte choices in the lunchroom at Jenks High School outside Tulsa, Okla., where football is king and the players have royal appetites. But those items, plus the one-pint cartons of whole chocolate milk beloved by many players — average weight on the offensive line is 250 lb. — could be gone now that the federal government has issued new restrictions on fat and sodium offered during the school day.

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NYC Council Bans Smoking In Parks, Beaches

Posted February 3rd, 2011 by masshole
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Smokers have just one message for Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council members: butt out of our business.

“We’re outside. We should have freedom to smoke,” City Hall Park smoker Harvey Forbes told CBS 2’s Magee Hickey.

By a vote of 36 to 11 on Wednesday the City Council approved a bill to ban smoking in all city parks, beaches and pedestrian plazas.

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Cops To Get See-Through-Walls Radars?

Posted January 30th, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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A proposal by U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to give officers technology used by the military to see through walls is raising eyebrows.The technology would give officers the ability to see where people are inside a building or house before they go inside.

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Police arrest a student taping activities as part of "Cop Watch"

Posted January 22nd, 2011 by stuntmantdave
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Tarpon Springs, Florida -- It's called "Cop Watching," where people tape police officers as they make stops and arrests. Tommy Frane says it's not that people who do the taping are against police officers, but they want to hold them accountable, like they do all public officials.

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Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

Posted January 8th, 2011 by masshole
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STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today.

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