Thursday, May 03, 2007
Appalling news roundup for May 3
• Police ended the May 1 immigration rally in Los Angeles with a police riot. Rubber bullets and tear gas. Members of NBC's Telemundo crew injured. TV station Fox 11 camerawoman reported struck with baton. Brad Blog has a 10-minute citizen journalist video.
• Israel and the United States share so much that it shouldn't surprise us if the level of corruption in the Israeli government rivals our own. The Israeli Finance Minister has just taken a leave of absence and "five members of the Olmert Cabinet — including the prime minister — now face or have endured corruption investigations, and another three coalition legislators have come under similar scrutiny."