FROM Sara Israelsen
Great-Grandma Arrested for Killing Lawn The police department in Orem, Utah takes neighborhood preservation seriously. One enforcement effort has led to injury, handcuffs, jail—and a high-profile California attorney. The alleged perpetrator is a 70-year old great-grandmother. Her initial offense was failing to water the lawn. Betty Perry has pleaded innocent to charges of resisting arrest and failing to water her lawn. Sara Israelsen reports for the Deseret Morning News .
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.