News Week Around the Ists By Emma G. Gallegos Published Sep 11, 2011 12:00 AM Photo by Jared Gralinski LAist relies on reader support, not paywalls. Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today. Donate Now Monthly Donation One-Time Donation $5/mo $10/mo $15/mo $20/mo $60 $120 $180 $240 Continue Gothamist was shocked when a City Councilman and a Public Advocate's Office staffer were arrested while trying to head to a breakfast after the West Indian Day Parade, even though they showed cops their city-issued IDs (video). Councilman Jumaane Williams later said that he wouldn't have been arrested if he were white. SFist let out a breath: San Francisco has finally introduced public nudity legislation. Austinist was on fire, and the blaze was so intense that it could be seen from space. DCist featured two pieces of shocking cycling videos — the first, of a car intentionally swerving into a cyclist which was released in conjunction with a push for stronger anti-harassment laws; the second, of a thief stealing a bike in broad daylight as pedestrians along one of the busiest streets in town walked by. As the Amanda Knox trial seemingly gets closer to reaching resolution, Seattlest provided a comprehensive guide to understanding the case. Bostonist learned two things, at least, this week. Aerosmith is really recording a new album, due out next year. Also, Republican presidential candidates love the Pledge of Allegiance. Chicagoist's readers were split on Farmer's Almanac's contention Chicago was "a bit wimpy" about its winters. Shanghaiist found out the depressing results of a Greenpeace study on Chinese supermarket vegetables. We love L.A., and so do many others—one person even thinks haters should move the fuck out.