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  • 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.