State and Local Government


NYC Councilman Proposes Legislative Ban on Pigeon Feeding

Fed up with the government’s failure to act against the pigeon menace, New York City Councilman Simcha Felder said yesterday that he would introduce legislation that would ban pigeon feeding in the city and impose fines of up to $1,000….


Minneapolis to Remodel Larry Craig Memorial Restroom

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that two men’s restrooms at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, including the one made famous as the scene of Senator Larry Craig’s alleged foot-tapping, will be remodeled.  Specifically, the stalls are to be fitted with longer dividers…


Two Louisiana Cities Join Latest Wave of Low-Pants Legislation

The city council of Alexandria, Louisiana, has chosen to join other municipalities that are bravely fighting against the greatest scourge of our day, namely the problem of people wearing low-riding pants that do not conceal all of their undergarments.  On…



Atlanta Joins Those Bravely Fighting Low-Pants Epidemic

The Associated Press reports today that a proposed amendment to Atlanta’s indecency ordinances would target baggy, low-riding pants that allow portions of the wearer’s underwear to be seen.  The ordinance would make "the indecent exposure of [one’s] undergarments" in a…


Decisions Loom in $54-Million-Pants Case

According to Washington Post bloggers, a decision in the Pants Case is expected by Monday, possibly this afternoon.  With any luck, the court’s opinion will be available for immediate posting and review. Also, Marc Fisher reported this week on the…



Today’s NY Crime Quiz

What do all of the following people have in common? "Fat Frank" Esposito, indicted as an associate of the Bonnano crime family. Frank Capello, arrested for possession of crack cocaine. Nesly Dorce, arrested four times for burglary and drug possession….