The Good, The Bad and the Very Very Ranivorously Ugly

The Good! *Bronx, NY District Attorney's Office* The Bronx DA's office has stopped all prosecutions of people who were arrested at public housing projects for trespassing - until more information can be gathered. Why is this a good thing? Because the majority of those arrested were arrested as a result of New York City's controversial Stop-and-Frisk tactics. Nearly 15 percent of all stop-and-frisk arrests between 2003 and 2011 occured at public housing complexes - where police arrested anyone who they thought did not live at the complexes and was not a guest. Kudos to the Bronx DA's office for standing up to the NYPD - and their abuse of power -------------- The Bad! *Wilcoxson's Ice Cream* Wilcoxson's - a local ice cream shop in Livingston, Wyoming - refused to sell their ice cream to a Muslim customer. Earlier this week - a Muslim customer in nearby Sheridan, Wyoming - posted on Wilcoxson's Facebook page - asking what flavors of ice cream did not have gelatin in them - since they could not eat pork. Shortly after - Wilcoxsin's replied to the post - saying "we don't deliver outside of Montana, certainly not Pakistan." Wilcoxson's ignorance - thinking that all Muslims are from Pakistan - is bad enough. But denying someone who would have been a faithful customer a product just because of their religion? That's just absurd ------------------ and the Very Very Ugly! *Texas State Rep. Jim Murphy (R)* Murphy is the latest Conservative nationwide to push for more agressive ...