Pope Francis, the cool pope who still has some uncool policies, is in Cassano all'Ionio this Saturday to speak on the endemic problem of mafia violence in Italy. After the pope announced his reform agenda last year, an anti-mob prosecutor said Pope Francis might be under threat of attack by the mafia.
An annual party in a Southern California college town turned into a riot when members of the 15,000-person crowd began throwing bricks at police officers, lighting fires, and apparently stabbing each other.
Minnesota's giant shrine to the gods of mass retail, the Mall of America, erupted into a 200-person melee last night. Thirty police stormed the premises, putting the entire mall on a temporary lockdown. The mallrats are rebelling!
Last November, Rep. Bob Filner (D - Cali.) was re-elected to Congress. The supporters of Tea Party-backed Republican Nick Popaditch sure were gracious in defeat, though! Except for when they screamed "Jew" at Filner and spat at him.