Week Around the Ists
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- Chicagoist's readers of every political persuasion pulled off the gloves after some folks at the Chicago Board of Trade taped a message for Occupy Chicago protesters on their windows.
- Seattlest expected to have its week discussing the dust settling after Amanda Knox’s return or Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ passing, but the quickly developing Occupy Seattle protest demanded our attention instead. The week was highlighted by several confoundingly aggressive actions taken by our mayor: First he evicts and arrests the protesters, then he releases and opens up City Hall to them (the protesters declined) and finishes the week by enforcing a “no-honking" law and outlawing umbrellas. In October. In Seattle. With elections a month away.
- DCist tried to get to the bottom of who was responsible for a major change to the city’s streetcar plans, but we were happy to preserve the anonymity of whoever posted these signs about proper Metro behavior.
- SFist discovered bicyclists are still riding on sidewalks!
- Austinist looked at the possibility of Texas schools finally getting sex education that discusses birth control and condoms (the state is 5th in teen pregnancies).
- Gothamist watched as thousands marched in lower Manhattan for Occupy Wall Street—and then saw police beat protesters trying to breach a police barricade at Wall street.
- Here at LAist, we learned that the San Marino Police Department is really upset that dozens managed to hold a peaceful protest outside the Wells Fargo CEO's house.