Around the U.S. – Under-reported news headlines
September 17, 2007, 6:06 am
Filed under: colonialism, economy, empire, environment, fascism, interesting, news, police brutality, politics, poverty

Daniel J. Riley, political prisoner (TimesUnion via MParent)

Four supporters of tax protester Ed Brown have been arrested in a coordinated FBI raid (Total411.info)

Washingon D.C. passed an ordinance that took effect on the first of August that requires buses to have a permit to enter the district. All buses that are coming into the district for the demonstrations are either being turned away or fined $500. There is a fee of $50 for a 6 day permit to enter the city with a charter bus. All requests will be processed within 24 to 48 hours upon the receipt of payment and application. So you can’t get one on your way in, you need to KNOW that you need one and get it in advance. (Daily Kos)

Majority of American public opposes mountain top removal coal mining expansion (Treehugger)

Missouri policeman threatens, detains man for parking after hours. The police footage of the event has inexplicably disappeared (thenewspaper.com, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

“Try and talk back… to me again,” yelled Sergeant Kuehnlein. “I bet I could say you resisted arrest or something. You want to come up with something? I come up with nine things.””

Multnomah County cop: “I crushed a dude’s eye socket (MParent)

University of Oklahoma student asks Colin Powell to expand on his “terror industrial complex” warning (MainstreamBaptist blog)

Federal agencies flunk their audits (AP/Yahoo)

When the Rich make too much : is it time for a maximum wage? (AlterNet)

Chicago’s Ghetto Capitalism (Reason)

The State of the First Amendment survey results (First Amendment Center)

Rhode Island State Rep. Richard Singleton has left the Republican Party and registered as an Independent over Bush’s handling of the war (TurnTo10 local TV)

George W. Bush’s accomplishments (FunnyCracker)

Rogue FBI letters hint at US phone companies own data mining programs (MParent)

Overweight trucks damage US infrastructure (AP/Yahoo)

Armed guard found asleep at Indian Point Nuclear Plant in NY (AP via San Francisco Chronicle)


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