Week Around the Ists
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- DCist was surprised when a researcher at the National Zoo was accused of poisoning feral cats around her neighborhood, and spent the week following the story of a man in a wheelchair who was aggressively restrained and bloodied by transit police.
- Shanghaiist looked at the sad story of Qian Mingxi, the man responsible for Thursday's bombing of three government buildings in Fuzhou City, Jiangxi province.
- Seattlest experienced the results of a fairly momentous special legislative week in Olympia, witnessing the success of the fight to keep a vital arts organization going, and the loss of the movement to incentivize film production in Washington state. We celebrated and commiserated by creating a cocktail bar list that was better than Esquire’s list, while a minority sought comfort in
the eyes of Ewan McGregor.
- Chicagoist found that Rockford Catholic Charities decided to end adoption and foster care services in opposition to Illinois' Civil Unions law.
- Bostonist can easily explain the Bruins reaching the Stanley Cup Finals for the first time in since 1990. We can't explain this week's verbal assault by a clown in Newton.
- Gothamist found out that the two police officers accused of raping a drunk East Village women were acquitted of rape but found guilty on official misconduct charges. A jury explained that while they weren't fans of the cops and think something weird happened, there wasn't enough evidence to convict them of rape. The cops were fired by the NYPD.
- SFist learned that the Rapture is actually scheduled for October, since the May 21 end of the world prediction fell flat. Thankfully, the end-of-the-world not happening meant a dustup about a school’s class about a Slacker Flash Mob.
- And we saw the arrest of a man suspected of beating a San Francisco Giants fan on Dodgers opening day—and then a lawsuit against the Dodgers from the victim’s family.