Thursday, August 18, 2005

Thursday Items

1) Meeks case a political hot potato

Reverend James Meeks' charge of racial profiling may not bear much fruit. More of this story is provided in the Sun-Times. Apparently Meeks' car after moving around a squad car ran a stop sign. A white police sergeant pulled him over and apparently Meeks had some bodyguards right behind the sergeant's squad car. This should make any police officer a little nervous. It appears the Chicago Police may agree more with the sergeant than Rev. Meeks.

There was a post about this back in July.

2) Did fiery essay get author fired?

A writer writes a column against homosexual marriage. The results of his diatribe results in him getting fired from his job at Allstate. The article brings lite to corporate sponsorship of gay events such as the gay games in Chicago and a gay-rights proposal in Cincinatti. He never mentioned once where he worked and wrote his work on his own time. He may even have used his laptop provided by his employers.

According to J. Matt Barber...

"I'm thinking, `What business is this of yours?'" said Barber, 36, who had worked for Allstate for five years, mostly in corporate security. "This is something I did on my own time. This was my own viewpoint. ... [One supervisor] said, `Well, you know, here at Allstate we have a very diverse community.'"

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