Screwed Up Saturday

NYPD Forced to Apologize Publicly to Rape Victim for Downgrading Her Attack
NYPD street cops are told by superiors to "downgrade" crime reports whenever possible, such as convincing a victim to file a "stolen property" complaint even after being physically assaulted in a robbery.
Now, the Voice has learned that the NYPD downgraded a felony sexual assault in a park in upper Manhattan earlier this year to a misdemeanor.

When Non Native Participation in Powwows Goes Terribly Wrong
Why did these girls think it was ok to dress up like ridiculous “Indians” to come to a Native community event? Would these girls have dressed in blackface to go to a African American community gathering? Wear a sombrero, poncho, and drawn on mustache to a Ballet Folklorico concert? No.

How Facebook Pulled a Privacy Bait and Switch
When it first arrived on the scene, Facebook's main appeal was how well it protected your personal information. Those days are long gone.

Iowa Lawmaker Says Gay Families Shouldn't Go Camping
There's a lawmaker in Iowa who has a problem with gay people pitching a tent. And no, we don't mean it in that way, but in the camping way. Smores. Fishing. Fires. Mosquito repellent.

Arizona gov. signs bill targeting ethnic studies
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure.