May 24, 2023 1:00 am

Brickbat: Watch Out, She’s Got a Knife

Clare Nowland, 95, is in a New South Wales, Australia, hospital after Tasered by a senior constable. Nowland, who has dementia, is a nursing home resident. The constable had been called to that nursing home because Nowland had a knife. “At the time she was Tasered she was approaching police. It is fair to say…

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April 25, 2023 1:00 am

Brickbat: Here Kitty Kitty

Cities across Australia are enacting, and enforcing, curfews on house cats. In Adelaide, for instance, it’s illegal for a cat to leave its owner’s property unaccompanied between 8 p.m. and 7 a.m. Government officials say cats have a devastating impact on the nation’s songbirds and other wildlife. Some cat owners oppose the law, saying cats…

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