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Thursday, September 20, 2007

The Jena 6 Need Robinson's Lawyer: SFTopNews 09.20.07

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 11:26 AM

The headlines you need to know. -d2


-- "Block The Street with Your Inane Hippie Ethic" Day is tomorrow

-- Drunk Texan woman handcuffed and tasered on video. That's what you get, slag.

-- Jena 6: The new, violent posterboys for civil rights

-- Trent Reznor to fans: Steal my music, please.

-- Yeah, that Marriage is really working out for you, huh? 25th Anniversary Mark Elusive for Many Couples

-- Midwesterners Need It: a procedure called lipodissolve, which uses injections of a drug compound to target unwanted fat deposits, has captured the attention of thousands of cosmetic patients in Missouri and Kansas

-- 9 out 10 Southeast Asian farmers now prefer meth: Three decades ago, the northernmost reaches of Laos, Thailand and Myanmar produced more than 70 percent of all the opium sold worldwide, most of which was refined into heroin. Today the area produces about 5 percent of the world total, says Mr. Costa’s agency. What happened?

-- Kid Fliers Penalized: Now if we could just get kids off of all plane flights entirely.

-- Art or marketing: does anyone care anymore? SFist investigates

-- Dumb Oakland cops botch Bailey case:

"Shortly before Broussard confessed to the killing, police allowed bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV, 21, to talk privately with Broussard. The conversation was not recorded, and police were not present as Broussard and Bey whispered to each other in an interrogation room at the Eastmont Police Station. ... Broussard's defense team can question the veracity of a confession: Did the police make a side deal with Bey to have him convince Broussard to confess? Did Bey make promises to Broussard that he would get out of jail sooner if he admitted committing the crime? .. "An inference can be made here that maybe the cops had something to hide when they really did not," Nolan said.

-- Leather and Diapers: Bikers Against Child Abuse join parents in a dispute against a neighbor who some claim yells at their kids for making too much noise.

-- Oakland Stalker to Firing Boss: Racist!

Benjamin Robinson, 40, of Oakland was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury in San Jose, charged with unlawfully obtaining information from a protected computer and making a false statement to a government agency. ... From May 2003 through March 2004, he used a government database called the Treasury Enforcement Communications System (TECS) to track the travel patterns of S.S. and her family, the indictment says. ... Robinson sued the Commerce Department in January, claiming the department "has a pattern and practice of using the investigative process and other procedures to terminate African-American employees or to take other adverse employment actions on the basis of their race."

-- Local Alicia Silverstone so not naked as promised in PETA ad

-- Depraved local marching band needs new members

-- Drive by limo shooting at Metreon gone awry

-- British professor wins prize for bar-fight research.

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