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Submission + - Why Didn't Slashdot Go Dark Today? (slashdot.org) 2

wjcofkc writes: Why didn't Slashdot go dark today? Considering Slashdot is at the forefront of intelligent discussion on the SOPA bill, and that users here are at the forefront of concern; why isn't Slashdot going dark today? Was there discussion amongst the ranks? If so, what logic led to the decision to stay live? It's not like there is a play by play to keep up on. Yes, I am literally asking Slashdot.
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Submission + - New York City Police Use 150-Year-Old Law Against (thinkprogress.org)

wjcofkc writes: New York City police have resurrected a law from 1845 against wearing masks in public in order to begin arresting participants of the Liberty Plaza protest against Wall Streets influence on government. According to ThinkProgress, "Yesterday, seven protesters were arrested by the New York Police Department, despite being peaceful and not noticeably disrupting the normal activities of the city. The Wall Street Journal notes that the charges being brought against these demonstrators include “loitering and wearing [a] mask."" occupywallst.org has more information.

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