Gabatron Morning Briefing – 3-24-15: The Most Dangerous Game

A Seattle man has been awarded $5.5 million after he was accidentally shot 16 times by police officers. The police were there to serve a warrant on another man, and they busted in on this poor guy while he was taking a nap. He reached for while wallet, but the police thought he was doing for a gun. The most amazing thing is that this saintly individual doesn’t hold a grudge. He says that cops have a tough job, and it wasn’t intentional.

The Chicago Loop Alliance has announced plans to install devices that will count the number of people and cars along State Street. They are trying to show just how busy the area is, and thus prove to businesses that it’s a good place for them to be.

Tough break for the White House. It turns out that House of Cards President Frank Underwood is more popular than President Obama, according to a new poll.

The battle over whether Texas has to offer Confederate flag license plates is going to the Supreme Court. The state doesn’t want to offer them, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans says that violates their right to freedom of speech.

A village in Kazakhstan is bringing new meaning to the phrase “sleepy town.” 152 residents in Kalachi have fallen victim to a illness that makes them constantly fall asleep, sometimes for weeks at a time. It’s been going on for a couple of years now, and no one can quite figure out why.

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