Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges came under seriously ridiculous racially-charged scrutiny this week when local police chastised her for making this gesture with a young man involved with a Twin Cities charity. As you can see in this video, the hand sign was clearly the result of an awkward "how do I pose" sort of moment. Local TV station KSPT had another story: That the mayor was intentionally making a "gang sign" with the volunteer, a former felon.
The story from Aurora, Colorado goes like this: A man jumps out of his vehicle after dropping a lit cigarette down his jacket. He then stumbled while leaving the van - which was still running without its brakes on. In the process, he got caught under one of his own wheels. Doctors say the man is in critical condition but will likely survive.