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High School Holds Controversial Course on Dealing with Police

A New York City high school recently held a controversial workshop for 450 students on how to behave if they’re stopped by the police. Yahoo Parenting reports that the New York Civil Liberties Union led the workshop at East Side Community High School, which focused on the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program and Fourth Amendment rights. The students were given some common-sense advice, like keeping their hands out of their pockets and being polite when dealing with police, but they were also told that it’s best to remain silent and that they don’t have to show their ID to officers or agree to be searched. Principal Mark Federman told the New York Post that he invited the NYCLU after hearing many of the school’s majority black and Hispanic students complain about being routinely stopped by police. He said, “It’s not about the police being bad. This isn’t anti-police as much as it’s pro-young people. . . . It’s about what to do when kids are put in a position where they feel powerless and uncomfortable.” But John Jay College of Criminal Justice professor Eugene O’Donnell, himself a former police officer, told the Post the workshops give the impression that police are, quote, “public enemy Number 1.” The president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, Ed Mullins, also expressed concern about whether the NYCLU was, quote, “going in with an agenda.” He said, “I think we deserve equal time and should have the opportunity to follow up with the same platform to explain exactly what police do and what we think is the best way to deal with the police.

 

 

Budweiser Ditching the Clydesdales in Appeal to Young Drinkers

Budweiser has seen its sales steadily decline since reaching a peak in 1988, and young people today aren’t much interested in drinking Bud, instead favoring craft beers, flavored malt beverages and other options. In fact, Bud’s parent’s company, Anheuser-Busch, says that 44 percent of 21- to 27-year-old drinkers have never even tried Budweiser. To try to appeal to this age group, which it sees as the best chance to stop the continuing decline in Bud sales, the company has decided to shift from advertising and marketing designed to appeal to drinkers of all ages and focus instead on that demographic. As part of that, its traditional Clydesdale horses won’t appear in Budweiser’s holiday advertising this year for the first time since 1987. Instead, ads will be run featuring twenty-somethings looking directly into the camera and calling out friends’ names as a voiceover says, “If you could grab a Bud with any or your friends these holidays, who would it be?”

 

DENMARK IS TOPS IN CELLPHONE, INTERNET USE: A new study out Monday (November 24th) from the International Telecommunications Union found that Denmark has passed South Korea as the most connected country, tops in both cellphone and Internet use. Sweden was in third place, followed by Iceland and Britain. The U.S. was in 14th place. At the very bottom was the Central African Republic, one of many list of African nations at the end of the list.

‘STAR WARS’ TEASER TO PLAY IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND: The first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will debut in select movie theaters over Thanksgiving weekend. JJ Abrams confirmed the news on the Bad Robot Twitter page and revealed that the teaser will only be 88 seconds long. Episode VII will hit theaters on December 18th, 2015.

NBC ENDS PRODUCTION ON ‘CONSTANTINE': NBC has decided to end the first season of Constantine after the first 13 episodes. According to Deadline, the news does not mean the show has been cancelled and may still get renewed for a second season. The network has been trying to generated buzz for the series by airing repeat episodes on Syfy and booking several cast members to appear on the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade later this week.

‘X-MEN: APOCALYPSE’ CASTS MAIN VILLAIN: Twentieth Century Fox has hired Oscar Isaac to play the villain Apocalypse in X-Men: Apocalypse. Oscar was previously seen in Inside Llewyn Davis and Drive. The third chapter of the X-Men prequel trilogy will be released on May 27th, 2016.

HBO LAWYERS UP FOR SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE: HBO’s upcoming documentary about the Church of Scientology called Going Clear has them taking legal precautions before it premieres. Sheila Nevins, the network’s president of documentary films, told The Hollywood Reporter that they probably had around 160 lawyers look at the project for clearance. They are hoping to get the finished documentary submitted to Sundance Film Festival in January. The film is based on the book of the same name by Lawrence Wright.

WHY WE SPILL COFFEE MORE OFTEN THAN BEER: Why is it easier to carry a few beers than a few coffees without lids? Science has the answer. Researchers from NYU and Princeton explain it all has to do with the bubbles. When tested, beers with more foam sloshed around less when carried, and experts say it’s because the foam absorbs the energy of the moving liquid. An abstract from the study notes the findings “[have] promising applications in numerous industrial applications such as the transport of liquid in cargoes.” (Newser)

STUNT DRIVER BREAKS PARALLEL PARKING RECORD: A Chinese stunt driver broke the Guinness World Record for drifting into the tightest space. Han Yue slid the Mini 3-Door Hatch into the tight spot with only 3.15 inches-to-spare. Yue also set the world record for most donuts driven around a car on two whiles during the China Drift Championship. (UPI)

MAN FAKES 911- TO AVOID OF TRAFFIC TICKET: A Chicago man reported a fake shooting to avoid a traffic ticket. Jose Navarro, Jr. allegedly called 911 during a traffic stop. He also claimed that a man had been shot and was lying on the ground a few blocks away from where the police had stopped him. The idea was to make the officers respond to a more serious call, but it didn’t work. Navarro was arrested on a variety of charges including a felony charge for the made-up 911 call. (Huffington Post)

SOUTH KOREA CRACKING DOWN ON BOOTLEG SELFIE STICKS: South Korean officials are cracking on bootleg selfie sticks, which could lead to jail time for sellers. The Bluetooth enabled devices are classified as communications equipment and therefore must be certified by the government. Officials said Bluetooth devices that don’t conform to regulations could cause nearby devices to malfunction. Retailers found to be offering the products could face fines of up to $27,000 or up to three years in jail. (UPI)

THREE MORE ACTORS CONFIRMED FOR ‘TRUE DETECTIVE’ SEASON TWO: HBO has confirmed the rumored casting of Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly for the upcoming second season of True Detective. They join the previously announced Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn as the main stars. Season two will consist of eight episodes. The premiere date has not been announced yet.

(Kotaku)

CAT TURNS UP 2,300-MILES AWAY FROM HOME: A six-month-old cat named Spice turned up nearly 2,300-miles away from her home in New Mexico. Spice’s owner, who wished to be anonymous, said she had no idea how the pet arrived in Maine. Spice was originally handed into the Animal Welfare League of Great Portland and was eventually tracked through an implanted microchip. THE CEO of IDEXX has agreed to pay for Spice’s trip back home since the owner didn’t think she could afford it. (Metro)

 

GAME CONTROLLER DRAWS BLOOD DURING GAME PLAY: A new Kickstarter campaign is trying to raise funds for a video game controller that draws blood every time you’re shot. Blood Sport is a device invented to help blood banks across the country. Creators Jonathon Root and James are hoping to raise $250,000 over the next year to make Blood Sport a reality. (Kotaku)

CAT TURNS UP 2,300-MILES AWAY FROM HOME: A six-month-old cat named Spice turned up nearly 2,300-miles away from her home in New Mexico. Spice’s owner, who wished to be anonymous, said she had no idea how the pet arrived in Maine. Spice was originally handed into the Animal Welfare League of Great Portland and was eventually tracked through an implanted microchip. THE CEO of IDEXX has agreed to pay for Spice’s trip back home since the owner didn’t think she could afford it. (Metro)

STUNT DRIVER BREAKS PARALLEL PARKING RECORD: A Chinese stunt driver broke the Guinness World Record for drifting into the tightest space. Han Yue slid the Mini 3-Door Hatch into the tight spot with only 3.15 inches-to-spare. Yue also set the world record for most donuts driven around a car on two whiles during the China Drift Championship. (UPI)

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