legislature has passed a law requiring police to ask all stopped people for
their papers. The bill was signed into law by Governor Jan Brewer on Friday.
- Democratic Party activist Maria Cardona notes that the law will make criminal suspects of all Latinos, "many of whose families have been in Arizona even before Arizona was part of the United States".
- Doug Mataconis notes the Tea Party's support for the bill with the headline: "Anti-Government" Tea Partiers Support Massive Expansion Of Police Power
- Thailand's Red Shirt revolution is expanding into the countryside.
- The head of Pakistan's largest university was beaten by right-wing theocrats after expelling some of them for violence.
- In the U.S., Republicans are engaging in a partisan purge of Democrats from the anti-abortion movement.
- The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law against recording video of cruelty to animals.
- Bolivia's President Evo Morales says that eating European food will make men bald and eating chicken will make men homosexual.
- Two from Radley Balko on Virginia police secrecy and the negative legacy of recently deceased Los Angeles police chief Daryl Gates.
- Egyptian feminist Nawal el Sawaadi is interviewed in the Guardian.
- Nate Anderson of Ars Technica discusses the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement.
- Television station Comedy Central censored references to the Prophet Mohammed from an episode of the irreverent cartoon South Park.
- The city of New York stole hundreds of bicycles in advance of a visit by the U.S. President.
- In Maryland, a speeding motorcyclist was charged with wire-tapping after posting a photograph to the Internet of a police officer drawing a gun on him.
- A police officer trainee in New Jersey was attacked and beaten by police after they mistook him for a burglary suspect.
- A Seattle computer hacker found that police withheld evidence in his arrest for refusing to show identification papers.
- Haibane gives an example of what Internet service may soon look like without legislation requiring network neutrality.