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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

The State of the World

Today's goal: 5,000 words at least. I need to make about 3,000 a day to do the damn thing. Your man is not optimistic, Windsor.
  • Wednesday = updates, and this week you can get news on PO'd custodians, UWindsor's recycling program, and Windsor hip hop artist TRP [The Trail always gives love for local acts].

  • Windsor <3's crack! A workshop last night with police, outreach workers and former addicts shed light on Windsor's increasing crack cocaine problem, with the murder of Windsor cop John Atkinson last year as a turning point. Atkinson had come upon a crack deal in progress when he was killed. Those in attendance called for more longterm treatment facilities in the city, as the drug is sometime too potent and the addiction too strong for a 12-step program.

  • In the last time I'll mention the Vancouver tasing incident, the RCMP has announced it will review its policy on taser usage. The four mounties responsible for the death of Robert Dziekanski have been assigned to other duties.

  • Elsewhere: the key to school safety?: guns, and lots of them; the struggle to get condoms into US prisons; soldier told by superiors to act like a drunken maniac during training exercise. Surpsisingly, he was only injured; Wal-Mart employee gets hit by a truck on the job, leaving her brain damaged and confined to a wheelchair, awarded $800K in a settlement from trucking company. Wal-Mart says, 'Yoink!'

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