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The Law is still an ass! | Evolution of the Civil Rights Struggle

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published June 7, 2016

The Law is still an ass! | Evolution of the Civil Rights Struggle
Joe Vandusen said he has had no contact whatsoever with his estranged wife for "16 or 17 years" and that both moved long ago to other relationships (Joe currently living with a woman, raising both his two children and her two, as well).

Nonetheless, Vandusen's "real" wife recently gave birth, from another father, and, without claiming Vandusen as the father, filed in February for child support from him. In the Vandusens' home state of Iowa (like the law in many states), he must pay, irrespective of any DNA test (unless he gets an expensive court order to "de-establish paternity." [WQAD-TV (Davenport, Iowa), 3-23-2016]



Turmoil in Selma, Alabama, March 1965: The historic "Bloody Sunday" at the Edmund Pettus Bridge ultimately became a turning point in the battle for voting rights. Turmoil in Selma, Alabama, March 2016: The town is riven by demands for stricter enforcement of the ordinance requiring horses on the street to be wearing diapers -- a campaign led by Ward 8's Councilman Michael Johnson (an African-American): "I'm tired of it because there's other things I could be doing than dealing with horses." [Selma Times Journal, 3-23-2016]

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