Monday, March 27, 2000

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  • New York Police Arrest Protestors at Funeral of Patrick Dorismond

    Twenty-seven people were arrested when riot police moved in after the funeral of Patrick Dorismond in Brooklyn on Saturday. The Reverend Al Sharpton is calling for an investigation into what happened. He says police may have fueled tensions by showing up in riot gear. Sharpton had led a procession of more than 3,000 mourners and protestors to a Catholic church for the funeral. The activist is also calling for the Justice Department to place the NYPD under the supervision of a federal monitor. [includes rush transcript]

  • Putin Wins Russian Election

    Vladimir Putin sailed to victory in Russia’s presidential election on a tide of biased media coverage, a European monitoring group said today. Putin, who had been Russia’s acting president since the beginning of the year, won the election with about 52 percent of the vote, ahead of Communist candidate Gennady Zyuganov, who received just under 30 percent. [includes rush transcript]