From the NEws-Gazeoo, about last night’s Champaign Council Meeting: “Albert Carrington III of 601 E. Columbia St., C, the father of 15-year-old Kiwane Carrington, who died as a result of the struggle with police on Oct. 9, said, ‘This hurts me. I think the police should have acted differently.’ ”
And speaking of Champaign, the Safe Haven community will be moving to Restoration Ministries. Would it seem that Those In Power in Champaign would much prefer that Certain Kinds of People just BE SOMEWHERE ELSE? (Kinda like wanting cyclists to be as close to the curb and out of the way as possible…)
Rode by pack of pall malls on the weekend, and pondered that “pell mell” has fallen into disuse and vowed to begin to reincorporate it into my lexicon — and got an email with it this morning.
Yesterday I was cruising home on State and wondering why the drivers were not giving me the deference I’m accustomed to and clearing my lane from a quarter mile back. THey weren’t buzzing me or anything… then I remembered I’d stopped at the store… and no, hadn’t turned on the amber blazer; it was just my lil’ flash flag.Reminded me how much impact my behaviors have on whether other drivers are “nice” and “good drivers” or not 😉
Saw the so-called “funniest dui ever” video — expected, from the title, an unamusing view of drunken stupidity. Rather, it was an officer pulling over a man who, despite being obviously in a pleasantly altered state, had the verbal dexterity and physical balance to perform all tasks presented. Untold moments were edited out as we saw the officer escalate the tasks and the man (ego engaged, one might think) responded enthusiastically… and then escalated himself with suggestions for improving the dances she described. “You’re very good — you a dancer?” “No, I’m just drunk!”
I hope the edited portions were simply dull, not disillusioning – for this certainly looked like “creative nonviolent confrontation.”