Tag: authorities

All the Times in American History That Authorities Tried to Stop People From Dancing

America and dancing don’t really jive. In fact, the history of nightlife in the US is littered with rules and regulations attempting to curtail the activity. In the hyper-Christian America of the mid-1800s, publicly gyrating with a partner was forbidden in numerous cities and towns; and for much of the 20th century, it was illegal to dance with a member of the same-sex. Even today, regulations like the Cabaret law in New York—used at various points since the 1920s to target…MORE: VICE

Nytimes: Mr. Rahami’s Father Told the Authorities Two Years Ago that he Feared his Son was a Terrorist,

The bomb in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood on Saturday night was powerful enough to vault a heavy steel Dumpster more than 120 feet through the air, according to the complaint. Windows shattered 400 feet from where the explosion went off, and pieces of the bomb were recovered 650 feet away. Among the 31 victims — two more than first reported — one had to have multiple ball bearings removed from her body as well as bits of metal from an ear and wood shards from her neck, the complaint says.

The charges came on a day when it was revealed that Mr. Rahami’s father told the authorities two years..more: nytimes

Why Google search suggests “Muslims support terrorism”

Hind Makki, a blogger and founder of a photo project depicting women in mosques around the world, was writing a post about some comments Hillary Clinton made in last night’s Democratic debate.

 The post was a commentary on “Clinton’s point about how American Muslims are ‘on the frontline of our defense’ and how problematic that framing is,” Makki wrote in an email. “American Muslims *already* report suspicious activity & suspected terrorism to the authorities (and I wanted to link a particular study on my blog)….more:  qz.com

Chinese Authorities Ban Muslim Names Among Uyghurs in Hoten

Children with forbidden names are prohibited from attending school if their parents refuse to change them…A Uyghur woman named Turakhan who lives in a suburban village of Niya (in Chinese, Minfeng) county in Hoten (Hetian) prefecture told RFA’s Uyghur Service on Wednesday that the village chief and police had informed all residents about “the list of forbidden Muslim names.”  RFA.ORG