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This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: A Brooklyn woman who was struck by a stray bullet says she was unlawfully detained for five days by police officers who claimed she was lying about the incident.
35-year-old Takesha Griffin was allegedly handcuffed to a bench and, later, put in a dirty holding cell at the 73rd Precinct, while officers attempted to compel a false confession. “They wanted me to lie,” Griffin told the Daily News. “It was like The Twilight Zone.”
The Brownsville resident reported that she was hit in her thigh by a stray bullet after returning home from a club with a male friend. The same friend drove Griffin to the Hospital, where staff alerted the police after realizing the source of the wound.
Griffin, who was taken away by police while still in her hospital scrubs, says she was held at the Brownsville police station from September 3rd through September 8th, even though, by law, she was entitled to a court appearance within 24 hours.
While in custody, Griffin claims she was forced to urinate on herself after no one would take her to the restroom, and says she was made fun of when she complained about receiving a McDonald’s hamburger every day in lieu of a decent meal.
“This is something that would happen in a fascist state, not in America,” says her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein.
The police claimed that Griffin was shot during a lovers’ spat with her friend; a background check also brought up a warrant for her arrest issued after Griffin allegedly failed to heed a disorderly conduct summons. Griffin pointed out to police officers that her friend was gay — they were returning from a gay club — and the warrant was later shown to be a clerical error.
Griffin and Rubenstein plan to sue the city for $5 million. 
[nydn.]

thedailywhat:

This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: A Brooklyn woman who was struck by a stray bullet says she was unlawfully detained for five days by police officers who claimed she was lying about the incident.

35-year-old Takesha Griffin was allegedly handcuffed to a bench and, later, put in a dirty holding cell at the 73rd Precinct, while officers attempted to compel a false confession. “They wanted me to lie,” Griffin told the Daily News. “It was like The Twilight Zone.”

The Brownsville resident reported that she was hit in her thigh by a stray bullet after returning home from a club with a male friend. The same friend drove Griffin to the Hospital, where staff alerted the police after realizing the source of the wound.

Griffin, who was taken away by police while still in her hospital scrubs, says she was held at the Brownsville police station from September 3rd through September 8th, even though, by law, she was entitled to a court appearance within 24 hours.

While in custody, Griffin claims she was forced to urinate on herself after no one would take her to the restroom, and says she was made fun of when she complained about receiving a McDonald’s hamburger every day in lieu of a decent meal.

“This is something that would happen in a fascist state, not in America,” says her lawyer, Sanford Rubenstein.

The police claimed that Griffin was shot during a lovers’ spat with her friend; a background check also brought up a warrant for her arrest issued after Griffin allegedly failed to heed a disorderly conduct summons. Griffin pointed out to police officers that her friend was gay — they were returning from a gay club — and the warrant was later shown to be a clerical error.

Griffin and Rubenstein plan to sue the city for $5 million. 

[nydn.]

thedailywhat:

Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: 
Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who came under fire for pepper spraying a group of kettled women during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration near Union Square in September, was fined two weeks pay — about $6,000 — for violating department standards.
According to sources familiar with his testimony before internal affairs, Bologna claims he was trying to stop “three young men on the ground” from grabbing officers’ legs, but “missed his mark,” spraying the women instead.
Bologna reportedly said the incident left him “tortured,” but added that he “would do things the same way” again if he had to. “I did not intend to spray the women,” the 1st Precinct’s former commander said according to sources, “[but I] acted with the best intentions.”
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Further Reading:
— Learn about the Glass–Steagall Act, and then sign the petition to reenact it; the United States’ “misery index” is at its highest level since 1983; probably related: Outstanding student loans top $1 trillion for first time, as student loan requests reach record heights; meet the 147 “super companies” that run the world — the overwhelming majority of which are from the financial sector.
— Kim Kardashian’s reaction to Occupy Wall Street: “That cake looks so good”; Occupy Wall Street’s latest celebrity supports: Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino; New York’s Hottest Club Right Now is Occupy Wall Street; Occupy the Internet with F.A.T.’s Occupy Plugin.
[image: chrispiascik via unlikelywords.]

thedailywhat:

Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: 

Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna, who came under fire for pepper spraying a group of kettled women during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration near Union Square in September, was fined two weeks pay — about $6,000 — for violating department standards.

According to sources familiar with his testimony before internal affairs, Bologna claims he was trying to stop “three young men on the ground” from grabbing officers’ legs, but “missed his mark,” spraying the women instead.

Bologna reportedly said the incident left him “tortured,” but added that he “would do things the same way” again if he had to. “I did not intend to spray the women,” the 1st Precinct’s former commander said according to sources, “[but I] acted with the best intentions.”

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Further Reading:

— Learn about the Glass–Steagall Act, and then sign the petition to reenact it; the United States’ “misery index” is at its highest level since 1983; probably related: Outstanding student loans top $1 trillion for first time, as student loan requests reach record heights; meet the 147 “super companies” that run the world — the overwhelming majority of which are from the financial sector.

— Kim Kardashian’s reaction to Occupy Wall Street: “That cake looks so good”; Occupy Wall Street’s latest celebrity supports: Jersey Shore’s Vinny Guadagnino; New York’s Hottest Club Right Now is Occupy Wall Street; Occupy the Internet with F.A.T.’s Occupy Plugin.

[image: chrispiascik via unlikelywords.]

thedailywhat:

Cannot Be Unseen of the Day: Redditor wiserton27 says: “Whenever Michael Jackson does the Moonwalk, I never look at his feet. I look at his neck… You should too.”

Warning: May change everything.

[reddit.]

thedailywhat:

Second Occupy Movement News Update of the Day: 24 Occupy Wall Street demonstrators were locked inside the La Guardia Place Citibank branch and arrested for criminal trespassing. They were attempting to close their bank account at the time.

Footage captured at the scene shows a woman being arrested by a plainclothes cop while shouting “I’m a customer, I’m a customer.”

Earlier it was revealed that the NYPD and several corporations targeted by Occupy Wall Street were tipped off to the protesters’ plans by New York-based computer security consultant Thomas Ryan.

Ryan, who has made a mission out of discrediting the movement, has been monitoring the online activities of Occupy Wall Street organizers since the protest began. Yesterday, Ryan posted to Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government the OWS mailing list, which features thousands of email addresses belonging to OWS demonstrators.

Elsewhere, News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch was interrupted several times during his speech at the National Summit on Education Reform by Occupy Sesame Street protesters.

“Corporations own all the media in the world; why should they not own all the education as well?,” quipped activist Joe Hill, who was dressed as Sesame Street’s Count. (In Taiwan, Occupy Taipei protesters flashed signs that featured familiar Angry Birds characters.)

In New York, the Take Times Square convergence (AKA The Occupation Party) saw thousands of Occupy Wall Street protesters descend on Midtown Manhattan.

The NYPD set up barricades to control the crowds; police in riot gear made an appearance, as did mounted cops and the counter-terrorism unit. According to an eye-witness, police officers have formed a human chain stretching for hundreds of feet.

The latest reports from the scene suggest the police are preparing to start arresting any protester who refuses to clear out. Occupy Wall Street’s official site says the arrests have begun. NY Scanner appears to confirm this.

Watch the Take Times Square standoff unfold live below: 

[thedailybeast / wonkette: 1,2 / gawker / ap / reuters / nydn / ows.]

Red Tide Surfing San Diego 2011 Bioluminescence from Loghan Call on Vimeo.

thedailywhat:

Lights Out: Surfers generate beautiful bioluminescent waves off the coast of San Diego by disturbing a bloom of warmwater phytoplankton Lingulodinium polyedrum, causing a chemical reaction which produces a flash of blue light.

Though red tide can be harmful in certain circumstances, this particular algal bloom has a low-level toxicity that is safe to swim in.

[latimes / io9.]

thedailywhat:

Pulitzer Prize Candidate of the Day: Journalist Charlie Bird gets intimate — perhaps a little too intimate — with a couple of elephant seal pups.

[joannecasey.]

HAHA THEY’RE CUDDLING!!

thedailywhat:

This x That:

Know This:

  • Massachusetts man charged with plot to blow up Pentagon, Capitol with RC plane.

    Read This:

        The Other:

          thedailywhat:

          Lights Out: Which state just set a new world record for most people running in their underwear? If you said Utah, you’re an amazingly good guesser.

          Organizers of the first annual Utah Undie Run say at least 3,000 people took to the streets of Salt Lake City in the skivvies Saturday, some running for for fun, while others were packing a political message.

          “My goal is to change Utah,” organizer Nate Porter told Fox 13 News. “To make this state lighten up once and for all.”

          [ktsu / upi.]

          AMEN TO THAT.