NewMexiKen apologizes for being a slacker on the Kim Kardashian wedding news. I’ll get on that.
“Long Beach (Calif.) Police Chief Jim McDonnell is defending his officer who detained a Long Beach Post contributor for taking pictures of an oil refinery on June 30. ‘If an officer sees someone taking pictures of something like a refinery, it is incumbent upon the officer to make contact with the individual.’ Detaining photographers for taking pictures ‘with no apparent esthetic value’ is within Long Beach Police Department policy, the chief says.”
A Utah County woman has sued her former employer, claiming she was sexually harassed at work, where she at one point received a suggestive Monday-through-Friday “schedule” outlining what she should wear.
The schedule given to 44-year-old Trudy Nycole Anderson included “Mini-skirt Monday,” “Tube-top Tuesday,” “Wet T-shirt Wednesday,” “No bra Thursday” and “Bikini top Friday,” according to a civil complaint filed this week in U.S. District Court against Derek Wright, the owner of Pleasant Grove-based Lone Peak Controls and D& L Electric Control Company.
Anderson worked as an office manager starting in September 2007, and Wright was her supervisor.
My question, a rhetorical one I suppose, is why did it take her four years to sue the ass?
But was this really necessary? Click and go see the mug shots.
Thanks to Jill for the tip.
Turlock, California, has one too many people that need a life, too.
TURLOCK, Calif. — A painted plywood cut-out of Santa with a cowboy hat and a gun on his belt is causing quite a stir in Turlock.
”I tried to get the image out of my head all day long and I could not, because Santa is made for love, bringing families together, not carrying weapons,” Monica Sliva said.
The Santa is one of many displays that line Tracy’s Christmas Tree Lot on Monte Vista Avenue.
Sliva confronted the workers at the tree lot to ask them to take the gun-toting Santa display down because she said it sends the wrong message to children.
“It portrays to the kids that it’s OK for Santa to be carrying a gun and therefore it’s OK for them to be carrying a gun,” Sliva said.
Tree lot workers said they have been using the cowboy Santa display for 20 years and have never had a compliant until Sliva asked them to take it down.
There’s video at the link.
Here, via Shoebox » Newsdroppings, is a town, Willoughby, Ohio, with one too many people in need of a life.
In an astonishing abuse of power, Wisconsin prosecutor Ken Kratz admitted to sending sexually charged text messages to the victim of a domestic-abuse case he was prosecuting last October. According to police reports, Kratz met with the victim, Stephanie Van Groll, to interview her about charges his office was pursuing that Van Groll had been almost choked to death by her boyfriend. Minutes after the interview, Kratz began sending her texts—30 over three days—inquiring as to whether, as he put it in one message, she was “the kind of girl that likes secret contact with an older married elected DA … the riskier the better?”
Libby Copeland at Slate Magazine has more.