Kentucky Court Refuses Obama Effigy Case; Gillibrand Won’t Reconsider Position on Amnesty

By Jonathan Adams Jan 28, 2009

Obama Effigy Case Thrown Out of Ky. Court "A grand jury has refused to indict two Kentucky men for hanging an effigy of Barack Obama from a tree in Lexington at the height of the presidential campaign." WZTV. Another Immigrant Dies in Detention Guido R. Newbrough, 48, born in Germany but raised in the United States, died in November as an immigration detainee of a Virginia jail due to bacterial infection. New York Times. Gillibrand Still Says No Amnesty for Immigrants Kirsten Gillibrand, who was sworn in as senator on Tuesday to replace Clinton, is pledging to reconsider some of her positions on immigration, but has not backed down from her long-standing opposition to amnesty for immigrants. New York Times. Facebook Kills Group Seeking Morales Assasination The Spanish-language group, created in August, had 8,069 members and advocated raising money so a gunman could be hired to "liquidate" Bolivia’s leftist president, Evo Morales. Associated Press. New Orleans Goes Green After Katrina In rebuilding since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans homes are being fitted with solar panels, organic farming is catching on and the city’s got a new fleet of hybrid buses. Still no word on hiring the Black people displaced by the storm to implement these green features. Associated Press.