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Family on camping trip gets pulled over and cuffed — yet another case of excessive police force [EDITORIAL]Nominee

August 21st, 2010 by Doug Lansky

Titanic Editorial: You can easily forgive the police for a case of mistaken identity when they pulled over a white mini van that had plates that matched a stolen vehicle, but once the family started emerging from the van, it seemed pretty obvious (even from the helicopter camera far above) that this was not a bunch of crazy thieves that need to be spread out in a prone position on the highway with their hands cuffed. Whatever happened to chatting with the driver for a few minutes, letting him produce some papers.  It certainly seemed that with no less than 5 police vehicles and a helicopter, there was enough security around to walk up to the window and ask for a driver’s license and registration. This just seems to be part of an emerging body of video footage that includes a lot of pointless tasering and rough treatment by police. Clearly, America has a serious civility issue within segments of the police force.

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Worst Airport CampingNominee

November 14th, 2009 by Doug Lansky
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After getting dumped by a Brazilian woman he met on the Web, Heinz Muller, a 46-year old former pilot from Germany decided to camp out in Sao Paulo’s airport.  He’s been there a few weeks so far and is surviving on food given to him by airport workers.

He sleeps on waiting-lounge chairs and washes himself in the airport bathrooms.

According to airport personnel, he’s allowed to stay for three months as long as he breaks no laws. This means he’ll unlikely break Viktor Navorski’s record, but he may tie Hiroshi Nohara from Japan, who spent three months in Mexico City’s airport last December.

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