Thursday, August 24, 2006
Hunting for news with a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• SWAT teams may increase their presence along the U.S.-Mexico border. The special units have been dealing with drug dealers and human traffickers since the 1980s, staging “soft” ambushes against a sometimes heavily-armed target. “We will go in hard, often with a flash-bang grenade to maintain the element of surprise,” said one SWAT member. “Even if they have weapons, it can turn a lethal situation into a non-lethal situation. … We are paid to hunt people and we think we are smarter than they are.” The hunters who are not smarter comprise The Minuteman Project.
• A new survey showed nearly 20 percent of female cadets at The Citadel claimed being sexually assaulted since signing up at the military college. Plus, nearly 4 percent of male cadets reported instances of sexual assault. Is this part of the ultimate training for serving in the armed forces?
• Foxy Brown was a no-show for her latest court appearance. She probably didn’t receive the phone call to appear because she was using her cell phone to beat manicurists (see Essay 806).
• Wendy’s completed its switch to using new cooking oil to reduce the levels of trans fat in menu offerings. The fast feeder becomes the first major chain to make such a change. Mickey D’s continues to drag its McFeet on the issue, opting to change COOs instead.