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Overreaching

Posted by tungtide on June 30, 2008, 7:12 pm

If you are planning to travel to Sydney anytime in the month of July, you might want to check your desire to express yourself at the door. Because of World Youth Day the police will be granted:

Extraordinary new powers will allow police to arrest and fine people for “causing annoyance” to World Youth Day participants and permit partial strip searches at hundreds of Sydney sites, beginning today.

People who fail to comply will be subject to a $5500 fine.

The laws, which operate until the end of July, have the potential to make a crime of wearing a T-shirt with a message on it, undertaking a Chaser-style stunt, handing out condoms at protests, riding a skateboard or even playing music, critics say.

The article from the Sydney Morning Herald is here, while Sean’s blog was where I stumbled across the subject in the first place.

Update (7/7/08): Sean was not arrested for wearing his hat.

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You Might Want to Check That

Posted by tungtide on June 30, 2008, 4:35 pm

I’m hardly the first, second, or thrid person to see this, but I couldn’t pass up posting it myself. It seems that the Americal Family Association’s OneNewsNow website will run a find-and-replace on words in news articles without looking into the context of the article. You can imagine, then, what happens when Tyson Gay appeared in an AP story about the Olympic Trials. The article has since been corrected.

Find-and-replace is not your friend

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