Monday, January 23, 2012

Updates 1/23/12

Hello everyone.

I just finished reading a book called "The Book Thief" last night. If you haven't read it, you should seriously consider doing so.

Here's the news for today:

-- Rick Santorum got an unwelcome surprise when he was signing autographs yesterday, as Occupy Charleston blasted him with glitter. The protesters, who were then led out of the room, chanted "Stop the Hate" and "Bigot," among other chants accusing him of being a hatemonger who hates gays. (Which he is.)

-- Early this morning, Occupy Auckland was raided, leading to the destruction of most of their tents and 3 arrests. An investigation has already launched concerning the conduct of several officers who were photographed wearing the same identification number, rather than their own specific tag numbers. The 3 or 4 officers, who protesters say were acting much more violent than others, were all wearing the ID tag Z557.

-- The Attorney General in DC is up in arms. He is fuming over a 2010 decision by the DC City Council to disallow the fatal trapping of urban wildlife, including rats. He said the animals must be captured alive and transported elsewhere, but it turns up that he is incorrect. The law has an exemption for rats, but the Attorney General made no distinction between rats and other animals. (Sounds to me like someone needs to study up on laws again.)

-- Occupy Raleigh celebrated their 100th day of protest with a march, leading to the arrest of 2 Occupiers. The two men were standing in the street, and ignored repeated requests by police to move. They were arrested for blocking traffic. One of the men was also charged with resisting, delaying, or obstructing law enforcement.

That's all for today, everyone.


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