Tag Archives: public safety

WorldPride London Scales Back

After weeks of controversy and public criticism, Pride London’s chairman has resigned following the news that this weekend’s WorldPride event has been drastically scaled down. WorldPride was first held in Rome in 2000 and the next one will be in Toronto in 2014. Lack of corporate sponsors appears to be one of the main causes of the collapse of London’s …

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NJ Cops Shut Down Furry Event

Word is just getting out that local New Jersey cops shut down a Memorial Day barbeque for about 200 “furries” after the venue got overcrowded. Oh, and two of the furries had engaged in public “inappropriate behavior.” According to posts on the Furaffinity site, the couple’s actions took place in front of many people in the middle of the day, …

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Starting Today In Texas

In the spring, the Tea Party-dominated Texas legislature upped the speed limit on some highways to 85 mph, a change that went into effect today. Insurance companies are very displeased. “Obviously, the two things that kill most people on our highways are speed and alcohol. Increasing it to 85, or even 75, will have a dramatic impact on the death …

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NEW YORK: Lawmaker Wants To Ban Electronic Devices While Walking

New York state Sen. Carl Kruger wants to make it illegal to use any electronic device while crossing the street. Violators would be required to appear in court, and revenue from the $100 fines would go to a fund to educate people on the dangers of device distractions, the senator said. “This is not a nuisance offense,” Kruger said. “People …

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This Is Not A Test

The French border city of Strasbourg got a major freak-out yesterday. Strasbourg panicked Tuesday after sirens used to warn of impending nuclear attack or natural catastrophe malfunctioned and wailed for 90 minutes. The eastern city’s fire and rescue service switchboard was flooded with about 600 calls during that time, 10 times more than normal, officials and France Telecom said, adding …

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