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August 06, 2013

Dayton suburb wants to prevent black people from entering their town, denies they're racist

They're going to lose millions in Federal highway funds for doing this, but they don't seem to care. Mostly-White Ohio Suburb Fighting To Prevent Mostly-Black Bus-Riders From Entering Community | ThinkProgress
A lily-white Ohio suburb is doing everything it can, including risking millions in federal highway funding, to keep mostly minority bus-riders from a nearby city from entering their community. The showdown began in 2010 when the Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority proposed adding three new bus stops in Beavercreek, a largely white suburb 15 minutes east of Dayton. These new stops would give Dayton bus-riders access to Beavercreek’s major shopping mall and nearby businesses, as well as a medical clinic and Wright State University. Facing the prospect of buses coming in from Dayton, the Beavercreek City Council began enacting as many hurdles as they could to stop the new bus stops. Among the dozen roadblocks included mandating that bus shelters included heated and air conditioning as well as high-tech surveillance cameras, features that would be hugely expensive and are not common at other stops. Unsurprisingly, these demands couldn’t be met and the council rejected the expansion. “We turned downed an application because they didn’t meet our (design) criteria,” Beavercreek City Councilman Scott Hadley explained to Eye On Ohio.

August 01, 2013

Michigan man accidentally shoots his seven-year-old neighbor

Here's the thing about backyard target practice: when you miss, the bullets keep going. Bullets are fast. They can go a long way before gravity pulls them to earth. Maybe you shouldn't be shooting at cans in your backyard, you know? 7-Year-Old Shot While Swimming In Michigan | TPM LiveWire
A 7-year-old girl was hit by a stray bullet Tuesday in Tekonsha, Mich. while swimming in her backyard pool, TV station WWMT reported. Michigan State Police told the news station that the girl's neighbor, who had a concealed weapons permit, was using a 9 mm handgun for target practice in a nearby field. They said a stray bullet traveled at least 200 yards across the field before hitting the 7-year-old in the arm as she stood beside the pool. State Police were requesting a charge of "reckless discharge of a firearm causing injury," according to WWMT.

July 24, 2013

Dear Metro PCS employees, please don't kidnap customers and hold them until they agree to date you

The Best Way To Get A Date With Your Customer Is Not Holding Her Against Her Will – Consumerist
A female customer at a Metro PCS store in Florida claims that an employee held her against her will in a back room, where he tried to talk her into dating him, reports News 13 Now. She says the 23-year-old grabbed her and carried her there, and wouldn’t let her leave by pinning down her arms, saying, “Look me in the eyes and tell me you don’t want me.” In a statement to police, she says she told the man she wasn’t interested and that her boyfriend would be expecting her, at which point he finally let her go. When police arrested him they found a 5-foot nylon rope in his pocket at the time. The man claimed the rope was so he could practice tying knots, but that apparently didn’t convince officers, who charged him with false imprisonment.

July 23, 2013

Hotel chain recorded guests having sex, sold the videos online

Resort Chain Sued for Recording, Selling Guests' Intimate Moments - XBIZ.com
JOHANNESBURG — A group called the Sun International Action Group is threatening to sue the Sun International resort, hotel and casino chain in South Africa for $500 million, alleging that the staff recorded guests’ intimate moments and sold them to porn sites, MoneyWeb reported today. The group says it represents the victims, some of them celebrities, whose sexual acts were unlawfully commercialized by members of the Sun International staff. Representatives for the alleged victims say that in 2005 staff members installed recording devices in rooms at the Lost City Hotel, Cascades Hotel, Sun City Hotel, Cabanas and Vacation Club apartments, claiming that 54 videos have been produced and 52 have been sold since then. “There is a high likelihood that your private and most intimate sexual encounters during that particular time might have been secretly and illegally video recorded and sold to an international porn club,” the Sun International Action Group said in their blog. . . .