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Fight Back Against Poor Parkers With This Photo-Shaming App

TowIt lets you call out crappy parking jobs and the terrible drivers behind them.

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Poor parkers afflict every city, both small and major. Whether it’s a minivan crashing through a Starbucks window, or something more benign like plopping down a foot away from the curb, the onslaught of terrible drivers can seem overwhelming. In fact, it can even make you feel downright powerless. Now, however, you can publicly shame these crappy drivers on social media with TowIt, which allows you to snap a photo of perps and upload for maximum shaming capabilities. The app, available via Google and Apple, “allows civilians to report selfish or illegal parking and dangerous driving in real time.” According to its creators, “TowIt works with municipal governments, local law enforcement, and towing companies to remove the barriers required to make cities effectively fight and deter bad parking and dangerous driving habits.”

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Canada Lets Youngest Guantánamo Bay Inmate Out on Bail

Omar Khadr, detained at 15-years-old, is released more than 12 years later into the supervision of his lawyer.

More than twelve years after he was first admitted into Guantánamo Bay as the prison’s youngest detainee, Omar Khadr was released yesterday on a $5,000 bail. He was only 15-years-old when he was first jailed. Today, at 28, he walked out of a Canadian courthouse a free man.

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Canadian University Will Raise Women’s Salaries to Equal Men’s

The McMaster University administration is being proactive about gender equality.

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Administrators at McMaster University recently discovered in a report that women on their faculty were recieving salaries that were on average $3,515 lower than those of the men on the faculty—even after factoring differences in tenure and age. So they’re giving all the women raises. Starting July 1, female faculty members at McMaster will be getting a salary adjustment to match that of their male counterparts.

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Canadian Judge Says Muslim Woman Isn’t #SuitablyDressed for Court

The judge postponed her case because she wouldn’t remove her hijab.

Rania Al-Alloul. Screencap of CBC News video.

A Canadian judge revealed herself to be a racist, bigoted jerk when she refused to hear the case of a Muslim who wears the hijab. Judge Eliana Marengo told Rania Al-Alloul that she wasn’t “suitably dressed” for the court and that she would have to remove the headscarf if she wanted to present her case. Al-Alloul, who was in court to get her car back after it was impounded by the police, refused to do so. Judge Marengo then adjourned court.

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