Hello again TBTN fans…
Here for your clicking enjoyment is SACHA’s TBTN Blog’s 7th round-up, bringing you a mouthful of shock and amazement from around the InterWeb.
- Numbero Uno — Two arrests were made the week before last in the Rethaeh Parsons case. We had a few words to say about that.
- Second, Upworthy.com gives us this gorgeous piece of satire regarding how media — and human beings in general — handle privilege and stereotyping.
- Whoa! Gloria Steinem is to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom:
President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that writer and feminist activist Gloria Steinem, cofounder of Ms. magazine, will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, later this year. She joins nearly 600 distinguished people who have won the award since it was established in 1963. According to the White House, Steinem was awarded the medal for her women’s rights activism. When he announced this year’s winners, Obama said:The Presidential Medal of Freedom goes to men and women who have dedicated their own lives to enriching ours. This year’s honorees have been blessed with extraordinary talent, but what sets them apart is their gift for sharing that talent with the world. It will be my honor to present them with a token of our nation’s gratitude.
- Interesting: the infamous Stop-and-Frisk policy in NY has been officially regarded as unconstitutional. I wonder, now that this decision has been made, what, if anything, might change.
The New York Police Department deliberately violated the civil right of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its contentious stop-and-frisk policy, and an independent monitor is needed to oversee major changes, a federal judge ruled Monday in a stinging rebuke for what the mayor and police commissioner have defended as a life-saving, crime-fighting tool.
U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin said she was not putting an end to the policy, but rather was reforming it. She did not give specifics yet on how that would work but instead named an independent monitor who would develop an initial set of reforms to the policies, training, supervision, monitoring and discipline
- Here’s what the Daily Show had to sayabout New York’s Stop-and-Frisk policy. Seven minutes in the satire becomes absolutely amazing!