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 Wayne Law to host poster exhibition

Wayne State University Law School’s Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights will host an exhibition featuring posters from more than 20 historical and contemporary boycott movements. 

Boycott! The Art of Economic Activism, which is free to the public, will be open from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, June 17 through Friday, June 20, in Room 1244 of the Keith Center. 

The exhibition of posters from the 1950s to the present includes such movements as the Montgomery Bus Boycott; United Farm Workers’ grape and lettuce boycott; divestment from South Africa to protest Apartheid; boycotts of corporations using sweatshops; and Palestinian call for Boycott, Divest and Sanctions. 

A free opening reception is planned from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 16. Reservations can be made by calling 313.577.3620. 

Lawsuit filed over  stillborn baby body

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio hospital facing a lawsuit denies a woman’s allegations that the facility disposed of her stillborn infant’s body without her consent and prevented her from having a proper funeral.

Lytanya Wylie of Youngstown is seeking at least $25,000 in damages in the suit against St. Elizabeth Health Center.

In a court filing, the not-for-profit hospital acknowledged Wylie was a patient but denied the allegation that employees disposed of the body without Wylie’s consent or knowledge.

The lawsuit says Wylie was pregnant with twins and was told before her delivery that one had died. She says she never saw the child after the delivery.

Her attorney has said Wylie doesn’t know what happened to the body.

The second baby was delivered alive.

Judge asked to revisit vanity plate decision

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is asking a judge to reconsider an order that it resume the state’s personalized license plate program.

The agency filed the request with a Marion County court a month after the judge ruled a police officer had the right to buy a license plate reading “0INK.”

The judge said the BMV had no formal regulations in place for evaluating the content of vanity plates and ordered it to create standards that meet constitutional requirements within six months.

BMV Commissioner Don Snemis says the order would force the agency to issue personalized plates with offensive references to race, religion or sexual orientation.

Greenfield police Officer Rodney Vawter argued the BMV’s policy violated his freedom of speech rights.

Police: Robbery suspect addicted to game of golf

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say a man suspected of taking $9,200 worth of clubs and other merchandise from the pro shop at Gold Mountain Golf Course had no criminal history, but appears to be addicted to golf.

Bremerton police spotted some of the stolen gear for sale online and arrested the suspect in Kirkland.

Police Chief Steve Strachan said robberies are often the result of addictions, but this is the first one police have seen “that looks like a golf addiction.”

Other property that was stolen from the pro shop on Memorial Day reportedly was recovered from the suspect’s apartment. 


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