According to the Dallas Morning News, on Monday afternoon a Fort Worth police officer used his Taser to subdue a 19-year-old man dressed as "Lady Liberty" when he refused to comply with an order. Liberty was allegedly standing on a median, soliciting customers for Liberty Tax Services. Attempting to gain control of [Liberty], the arresting officer shot him in the small of his back, which allegedly had no effect. He was tased a second time in the forehead and below his left ear before police could place him under arrest.Read more »
Two Assembly members who originally voted for the provision, Debbie Ossiander and Dick Traini, sponsored the ordinance to repeal it. "Sitting on the sidewalk is an American tradition," Traini said. "Why they're there is not our business. It's owned by the public." Ossiander said she's nearing the end of her term, and looking back at things she could have done better. "This doesn't feel right," she said of the prohibition on sitting.Read more »
THE CITY-OWNED lot, neighbors say, was in deplorable shape, thick with weeds and trash. So when a business owner cleaned it up last month, spending more than $20,000 and removing, by his count, more than 40 tons of debris, Point Breeze residents went out of their way to pass 20th and Annin streets to see the changes. "This was a lot of garbage," Elaine McGrath said as she took in the carefully tended plantings and wooden benches. "Now it's gorgeous. I'm excited." But not everyone is happy with the alterations - namely, the lot's owner, the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority.Read more »
Another example of a government employee getting special treatment. Try driving through the grass of your local park and running over someone and see what happens. There is no justice for the "citizens" of our society, especially the homeless, when it comes to the United States legal system.Read more »
“I was arrested for graffiti. I wasn’t doing graffiti however, I was painting with watercolors on my own store-bought paper that I had taped to a temporary wall surrounding a construction site,”Read more »
After explaining he had collected apples (growing in a public forest preserve) to the police, the man was handcuffed and threatened with further troubles. The man is now considering civil disobedience.Read more »
A letter to the editor declaring roads, parks and schools are public wealth. While private industry just extracts wealth.Read more »
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