Is that a press pass around your neck, or are we just going to arrest you anyway?
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Since sifting through dull newspapers, hyperbolic blogs, and overflowing RSS feeds for meaningful news can be an arduous process, News Net catches and compiles both the amusing and the significant reports that were overlooked throughout the week.
• It’s been a tough few weeks for the Milwaukee Police Department: Response times have been called into question, officer discipline has been a hot-button issue, and those pesky Occupy Milwaukee kids and their funny signs just won’t go away. It’s enough to make you want to arrest a Journal Sentinel photographer for simply doing her job, isn’t it?
Yes, apparently it is. During an Occupy protest at UW-Milwaukee Wednesday afternoon, journalist Kristyna Wentz-Graff was arrested while covering the event for the Journal Sentinel. Police Chief Edward Flynn claimed Wentz-Graff’s status as a journalist wasn’t clear to officers, though her press pass is clearly visible in this photo. The Journal isn’t too happy, of course, and has joined the Milwaukee Press Club, the National Press Photographers Association, and Mayor Tom Barrett in denouncing the arrest. Can’t we go back to the days when Chief Flynn was sleeping with journalists instead of arresting them?
• The excellent Home Again blog dropped by the crib of tireless Milwaukee artist Faythe Levine, once again making you feel bad about your crappy one-bedroom apartment.
• The Milwaukee Public Museum is set to buy the vacant Discovery World addition, says the Journal Sentinel.
• According to OnMilwaukee.com, a new mixed-use project is being planned for the long-shuttered Prospect Mall on Milwaukee’s East Side. According to the Journal Sentinel, this plan isn’t very new after all.
• A few months ago, we looked at a new, awful Huffington Post travel series entitled “Coolhunting Weird Wisconsin.” The show recently released its fourth episode (we must have zoned out on the second and third episodes), where insufferable host “La Carmina” visits—what else?—The Safe House.
• If there are two things that clearly don’t belong together in the same sentence, they’re “Harley-Davidson” and “underground art event.” Nevertheless, the two are scheduled to meet this Saturday for a Screwed, Stewed & Tattooed art exhibit at Harley’s Silver Spring Road dealership. Mary Louise Schumacher of the Journal Sentinel has the details.
• Want to relive the Packers’ run to Super Bowl XLV glory? Of course you do. The Journal Sentinel has the scoop on a four-disc DVD set covering last season’s playoffs, all for the low, low price of $39.93.
• If you have questions about Wisconsin’s new concealed carry law, and demand only folksy, chuckle-inducing answers, be sure to check out “Let’s grin and bear it on concealed carry” by Journal Sentinel columnist Jim Stingl. Here’s a sample:
Q. Now that guns are not outlawed, only in-laws will have guns, right?
A. I see where you’re going there with the adage. To be on the safe side, you should assume your in-laws are armed and dangerous now, in addition to just being irritating.
Finally, the lighter side of death by concealed firearm. Mad magazine’s Dave Berg would approve.