Monday, December 04, 2006

December 4 in the news....

  • In Tempe Arizona city leaders have apologized after a program on Tempe's cable channel showed a white police officer telling two black men they could get out of a littering ticket by performing a rap. "It's important for police officers to realize that black people do not speak hip hop," Rev. Jarrett Maupin of the National Action Network said. "We're not all rappers and thugs and gangbangers." The Reverend went on, "Sometimes we're black preachers."

  • Russia on Monday cleared the way for British detectives probing the mystery poisoning of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko to visit Moscow, and promised to help their investigation. OJ Simpson has put his hand up to help find the killers too.

  • Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has won a resounding re-election victory. He's promised a "deepening" of his socialist revolution and to continue his attacks on the US to divert attention away from his small dick.