— • Police in Henry County say they are investigating whether officers were justified in pulling their guns on some pre-teen boys who were building a tree fort in a wooded area near the subdivision they live in. A neighbor had called 911 to report the boys. The neighbor’s husband says she only did so because she was concerned about the boys. “There were falling hazards, tripping hazards, all types of hazards,” the man said. Yeah, because dozens of boys die each year playing in the woods. The man says it was “shocking” that the cops pulled guns on the boys. None of the boys was arrested.
• Canada’s top broadcast regulator has warned three adult movie channels that their schedules don’t offer enough Canadian content. National law requires them to offer 8.5 hours of product made in Canada during each 24-hour broadcast schedule. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission has also warned the channels they need to start close-captioning their movies for hearing-impaired viewers. The channels face penalties if they don’t comply.
• U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-La., has asked for forgiveness from “God, my wife, my kids, my staff and my constituents” after leaked security footage from his office showed him making out with one of his aides. In addition to being an employee, the woman is also reportedly the wife of a childhood friend. McAllister was elected last year in a special election after campaigning on family values and being endorsed by members of the “Duck Dynasty” Robertson family.
• The Chicago Police Department has been chronically underreporting some violent crimes for years. An internal audit found the department did not include about a quarter of all aggravated assaults and aggravated batteries in the statistics it sent to state and federal officials in 2012. The audit found that cops ignored guidelines that call on them to report each victim. Instead, they reported each incident, leading to an undercount when incidents involved multiple victims. Department officials said they have been reporting their numbers that way for many years. A prior report had found the department was dramatically underreporting the number of shootings in the city for much the same reason, reporting shooting incidents instead of victims.