winds of exploitation may be turning. Native Americans are gaining ground in a class action lawsuit against the US government for gross mismanagement (putting it lightly) of Native American Trust accounts. At the same time, the Supreme Court upheld that a case which may allow State governments to force you off your lands.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Jersey City is now enforcing a curfew on some businesses. Stores in designated areas -- except for pharmacies and bars -- must now be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. Violators could face fines of up to $1,250 and the possibility of up to 90 days in jail.
The measure, which took effect Saturday night, is part of an effort to curb violent crime at nighttime gathering spots. It was formally passed last fall and supersedes a curfew law passed in 1987 that had been enforced sporadically.
Businesses in a 135-block area are affected by the curfew, NewsChannel 4 reported.
The curfew is not popular with store owners who fear it will hurt their profits.
A NY city agency said Friday that it has asked for a review of its policies and whether they were followed when it allowed more than 400 HIV-positive children in foster care to be enrolled in tests of HIV drugs from the late 1980s to 2001.
John Mattingly, commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services, said the inquiry would look into whether the agency acquired the necessary parental or guardian permissions to include the children in the research.
The agency said that about 465 HIV-positive children were enrolled in drug tests between 1988 and 2001, the majority before 1996. The tests were conducted as researchers tried to figure out what kind of drugs would combat HIV and AIDS in children.
What have we learnedin the 33 years since the end of the 40 year Tuskegee Syphilis experiment? Once again it is the most poor and defenseless put up as lab rats for corporate experimentation.