August 21, 2013

Charles Oliver: LeBron going the other way


• French police have confiscated 60 tons of tiny Eiffel Towers. They say that without their diligent efforts those replicas would have been sold to tourists by unlicensed vendors, hurting the sales of those who are authorized to sell miniature Eiffel Towers.

• During a SWAT training exercise at an empty apartment in a housing project, Albany, N.Y., police ordered some residents of the Arbor Hill neighborhood to remain in their homes. They threatened to arrest others for trespass for trying to return to their homes. And they left many of them complaining about noise and tear gas. Residents did not find out until it was over that the raid was just a practice exercise.

• Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray disinvited gospel singer Donnie McClurkin from a concert honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s march on the city. Gay rights activists had objected to McClurkin’s participation because he says God “delivered” him from the homosexuality he had struggled with after being molested as a child.

Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.

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