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U.S. District Court Judge John Grady has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Craiglist alleging that the company failed to adequately deter prostitutes from posting in its “Erotic Services” (now “Adult Services”) section. Judge Grady concluded that the services offered were for legal activities such as erotic dancing and did not explicitly promote prostitution. Judge Grady also noted that prohibiting the conduct may infringe upon First Amendment rights. The lawsuit was filed by the Cook County Sheriff.

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The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the Allegheny County Jail has taped attorney-client telephone calls and released some of those tapes to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Jail officials contend that the taping was likely the inadvertent result of a change in the jail’s phone system.
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On Saturday night, a group gathered in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh to protest police actions during demonstrations held during the two-day Pittsburgh G20 summit. While almost 200 people were arrested during the demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, as of 11:58 pm on the 26th, there have been no reported arrests in Saturday night’s march.
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More protests in Oakland Saturday night

Published on 26 September 2009 by in In the News

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On Saturday night, a group gathered in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh to protest police actions during demonstrations held during the two-day Pittsburgh G20 summit. While almost 200 people were arrested during the demonstrations on Thursday and Friday, as of 11:58 pm on the 26th, there have been reported arrests in Saturday night’s march.

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09269/1001209-100.stm

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Pittsburgh Police arrested 110 protestors who gathered in Schenley Plaza last night after the conclusion of the G20 Summit. Reports state that after 400 people gathered in Schenley Plaza to demonstrate in what was called a “Police Resistance Rally”, several failed to disperse after receiving orders from police to leave the scene.
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KDKA reports that 66 people were arrested during the first day of the Pittsburgh G20 Summit. Additionally, 20 local businesses suffered property damage as a result of G20 protest related disturbances. KDKA points out that of the various demonstrations that took place, 12 were peaceful and had no reported arrests.
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The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that, as a result of the current budget impasse in Pennsylvania, several inmates who have been approved to be released from jail on probation. The inmates in question are homeless. Due to the still-unpassed state budget, emergency shelters are unable to accept the homeless inmates. Therefore, the inmates must remain in jail “because they have nowhere to live and there are no available shelters.”

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In a preliminary vote, only two members of Pittsburgh City Council voted to enact an ordinance that would prohibit the wearing of any device that would obscure one’s identity when committing a crime. Some members of council believed that the ordinance would violate civil liberties while others believed that the ordinance would be a useful tool for law enforcement.

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09252/996772-100.stm
http://legistar.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/detailreport/Reports/Temp/910200910506.pdf

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Pittsburgh City Council is currently considering an ordinance that would issue a $500 fine to anyone caught urinating outdoors on public or private property. Under the current form of the ordinance, anyone who urinates on property with the owner’s consent would not be fined.

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Former Luzerne County Juvenile Court judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan have withdrawn their guilty pleas. Under the plea agreement, Ciavarella and Conahan were to serve 87 months in prison. After concluding that the former judges did not comply with the terms of the plea bargain, Senior US District Judge Edward M. Kosik rejected the pair’s guilty pleas in July. Facing over twenty years of incarceration, Ciavarella and Conahan have chosen to proceed to trial.

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09237/993048-454.stm

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