Week Around The Ists
Arrests are made after a crowd rushes security at Lollapalooza. (Photo by Flickr user misterbuckwheattree)
- Chicagoist witnessed fence jumpers at Lollapalooza and watched as a feud broke out between Steve Albini and Odd Future.
- This week Seattlest saw the sentencing of Isaiah Kalebu, and thus the end of one of the most thoroughly disturbing trial cases in recent history; watched and celebrated as the King County council got its act together and enacted policy to save mass transit in the area; and were proud of Senator Patty Murray for advancing onto the Super Congress, even if we’re leery the very concept to begin with.
- Gothamist found out that if you don't show your ID in an Orthodox Jewish enclave, you can probably get arrested. And we also learned that there's probably porn of Jimmy "The Rent Is Too Damn High" McMillan out there.
- Bostonist rode with Lance Armstrong in the Pan Mass Challenge. The NFL returned and the Patriots rode all over the Jaguars.
- DCist was amused that one of the options to rename a segment of the Metro system sounded like something out of The Oregon Trail computer game.
- SFist learned that a high-speed rail could cost a whole lot more (like $3-7 billion more) and that San Francisco's first Slut Walk had nearly as many men marching as women.
- Shanghaiist saw video of a bus driver bullying an old man and tossing his stuff off a bus.
- Austinist caught a protest against Governor Rick Perry who is running for president: One sign said, "Rick Perry: Bad For Texas, Worse For Our Nation"
- We debated the banning of food trucks and street vendors at all future downtown LA ArtWalk events following the death of a 2-month-old boy.