Here’s a morning roundup of some news stories you may have missed, but need to know.
A different kind of smashing pumpkins. A riot broke out in New Hampshire town after their annual Keene Pumpkin Festival. It ended with tear gas, street fires and at least one flipped car on Saturday as mobs of college students and young people turned parts of the town of Keene into a free-for-all.
In another state, white people rioted, but this time it was over football. West Virginia football fans pulled down lampposts, started fires and caused several thousand dollars worth of damage after their team beat Baylor in a major upset.
Does the punishment fit the crime? A 20-year-old Cobb County, GA man was sentenced to 20 years, including 12 to serve in prison, for putting a boy in a headlock and stealing his iPod.
Are you a member of LinkedIn?You might want to think twice. A group of plaintiffs in California are suing the site LinkedIn. Why? LinkedIn has special products specifically aimed at helping hiring managers ask former co-workers about you. Their “Trusted Reference” report, available only to paying premium users, compiles a list of job candidate connections, and encourages firms to reach out to potential co-workers via the service’s internal email service. The job candidate has no idea.
People are still talking about Snoop and his “beef” with Iggy Azalea. But this time, Hot 97’s Ebro asks why Black women have a problem with Iggy Azalea. Check the YouTube clip.
African-American ballet dancer Misty Copeland who two years ago became the first African-American in two decades to dance as a soloist for the American Ballet Theatre is bringing a diverse audience to the Lincoln Center to see her performances.