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November 1st, 2011 By Danny Cross | News | Posted In: 2011 Election, 2012 Election, News, Occupy Cincinnati, Police, Occupy Wall Street, Protests, Social Justice, Urban Planning

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Occupy Cincinnati protesters have asked a judge to throw all charges against them, arguing that the park rules are unconstitutional which means their punishments shouldn't exist. The cases are expected to be delayed until the constitutional argument is figured out.

Two county commissioners say they want to help the county's Job and Family Services agency after an Enquirer analysis detailed massive funding, technology and staffing shortages that might have contributed to the deaths of three toddlers during the last 10 months. Republican Greg Hartmann and Democrat Todd Portune have suggested the agency use money from a reserve set aside for an expected bookkeeping penalty while they vote on a budget that will stay the same as last year.

Interstate-471 is slated for a complete overhaul, as long as COAST doesn't try to block its $40-$50 million price tag (right?!?). Northern Kentucky residents have requested noise-reducing pavement after being surprised at how loud thousands of cars driving down an eight-lane highway can be.

State Republicans believe they're close to appeasing black Democrats enough to pass the new congressional map, which will still have 12 solidly Republican districts.

Hermain Cain apparently has remembered allegations of sexual harassment after initially denying they ever occurred. Cain yesterday told an audience that he was unaware of any financial deal given to his accuser and then told Fox News that it was two to three months salary.

"All day today, as I've been getting beat up, I've been trying to recall what some of those things were and haven't been able to recall a lot of them because that's why they got dismissed," he said, referring to the questions thrown his way after Politico broke the story Sunday.

"But here's the one incident that I recall as the day has gone on. She was in my office one day, and I made a gesture saying, Oh -- and I was standing close to her. And I made a gesture, You're the same height as my wife, and brought my hand -- didn't touch her -- up to my chin and said, You're the same height of my wife because my wife comes up to my chin, my wife of 43 years," he told Van Susteren.

Yoga will make your back feel better.

Uh oh, Apple's iPhone 4S battery is dying too quickly. At least schools will have more iPads than computers in five years.

A new study details how soft drink makers market their fizzy corn syrup to kids, with blacks and Hispanics the major targets.

Here's a video of a Nashville Scene reporter being arrested for trespassing and resisting arrest while attempting to explain to police that he's a member of the media.

What you will hear, very clearly, is a trooper telling another officer to book Meador for resisting arrest. You will also hear, very clearly, audio evidence of Meador's contention: that he was simply doing his job as a reporter and tried to get off the plaza to comply with the law — but the troopers wouldn't let him off that easy.

What you will not hear, in any form or fashion, is the slightest mention of public intoxication — the specious charge against Meador the THP has broadcast to the world. If that charge was made up later to discredit Meador — or even more appallingly, to divert attention from what a Metro Night Court judge last night told officers was a blatantly unconstitutional overstepping of government and police authority — nobody who cares about their First Amendment freedoms should sleep in Tennessee tonight.

 
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