A.M. Links: Walker over Barrett, Obama over Romney in Wisconsin, Honor Roll Student Roughed Up in Bloomberg's New York, Mother of Deported American Girl Suing


  • not the finger-in-your-face greeting

    A new Reason-Rupe poll shows Governor Scott Walker leading Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election set for June 5. Though Walker leads 52-41 among likely recall voters, President Obama leads 45-41 in that group as well. Topline results, crosstabs.

  • Oh look, the San Diego civilian police review board is chock-full of cops and pro-cop sentiment, according to a grand jury report.
  • A fifteen-year-old honor student in Brooklyn spent three hours handcuffed to a bench at a police station after  being mistaken for a shoplifting suspect and roughed up by cops.  "I feel my daughter was racially profiled," her father said. "They had no proof, just a description of a black young lady with braids."
  • Mayor Bloomberg thinks the federal government should force cities to take in immigrants. "[T]hat's the only solution for these big, hollowed-out cities where industry has left and is never going to come back unless you get some people to move there," he said.
  • The mother of a 14-year-old American girl deported to Colombia after providing authorities with a fake name has filed a federal civil rights law suit against top officials, accusing them of illegally detaining and deporting her daughter.
  • The police and firefighters unions in DC suspect foul play in personnel documents found burning in a dumpster outside the Fire Department's training academy last week. They may have included documents sought through FOIA requests.

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