Friday, March 19, 2004Ann Arbor News: "Students protest cuts at U-M"
---- "Thousands expected for local antiwar rally"
---- "U-M will cap tuition hikes at inflation rate"
And this lovely incident, for those who are unsure if this sort of thing happens in A2:
"Cab driver reports ethnic intimidation
Ann Arbor police responded to the 900 block of Greenwood Avenue early this morning after a cab driver reported ethnic intimidation by passengers, reports said.
The cab driver, a 50-year-old Somali immigrant, told police he picked up three men from Studio Four after 1 a.m. During the drive to their home, one of the men repeatedly asked where the driver was from. The driver refused to tell them and asked why it would matter. One of men then accused the driver of taking a longer route to their home in order to increase the fare and repeatedly used a racial slur. Upon arrival at the destination, the passenger threatened to kill him with a gun he was going to get from inside the house. The driver called police from the street.
Officers talked to the suspect, 21, who denied using a racial slur but appeared intoxicated, reports said. He told police the cab driver was upset with them over a small tip but did not deny repeatedly asking where the driver was from.
The case will be turned over to the Washtenaw County prosecutor's office for review. " (source)
Posted by Rob at 6:23 PM