Sh*t Happened 11/25/14: Ferguson burns, Eckerd College president gaffes, St. Pete gets recycling & more

Welcome to Tuesday! It's gonna suck, just like yesterday and last night.

The grand jury in Missouri declined to charge Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown in August. The community responded by forgetting where "protesting" ended and "setting shit on fire" began, and more than 80 arrests were made. 

New emails have been released outlining a Republican plan to get around gerrymandering laws by having consultants draw up new redistricting maps which would then be submitted by "independent citizens' without obvious ties to the GOP. "Yeah, we're evil," said one representative around a mouthful of tender baby's heart, while pointing at the word "EVIL" printed on his T-shirt. "Kinda thought you knew that."

The St. Petersburg City Council has finally approved a long-gestating plan to bring universal curbside recycling to residents. The program should start next summer, or just about the time for urban recycling to come under fire as too expensive and wasteful.

And finally, Eckerd College president Donald Eastman III has entered the national conversation about on-campus sexual assaults and how such claims are handled. His contribution? "Quit asking for it," more or less, which puts Eastman's understanding of both the problem and his students' feelings on the matter on a par with pretty much every other out-of-touch, ass-covering administrator in the country.

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