Friday, May 7, 2010

A cop secretly recording other cops

Posted By on Fri, May 7, 2010 at 12:15 PM

And other stories from around the alt newspaper world.

First off, Village Voice Media (they own really big weekly papers in Phoenix, New York and pretty much everywhere) announced its underwriting the ACLU of Arizona's forthcoming litigation against Senate Bill 1070, that awful anti-immigration law the state just passed. You can help.


Speaking of VVM, the original Village Voice published a fascinating behind-the-scenes story about being a cop in the Big Apple. Here's the lead:

Two years ago, a police officer in a Brooklyn precinct became gravely concerned about how the public was being served. To document his concerns, he began carrying around a digital sound recorder, secretly recording his colleagues and superiors.

Gambit Weekly, the excellent alt in New Orleans, covers the tragic oil spill off the city's shores with a special report.

The Nashville Scene, meanwhile, writes about the forgotten victims of the current floods down south: the homeless.

On the lighter side, David Lipsky talks about his new book on late writer David Foster Wallace with the Pittsburgh City Paper.

The Austin Chronicle goes onto the set of a favorite TV show here in the Indy newsroom, Friday Night Lights, just before the new season premieres on NBC tonight. (Side note: Last year, Erika Fredrickson profiled Ron Fitzgerald, who has ties to Missoula and writes for the show.)


And finally, the Philly City Paper takes an interesting look at the urban ag phenomenon.

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