Nashville, Haiti, Jamaica, Pfizer, and Kwame Kilpatrick

The people of Nashville finally got some good news this week when CSX announced that the main railroad between Nashville and Memphis was repaired ahead of schedule. The company also announced that it would be paying its property taxes ahead of time, which will be helpful to several county governments.  If only the people in Haiti, Jamaica, Louisiana and Detroit were so fortunate.

While the rest of the country was recovering from a devastating quake, the Haitian police were covering up an incident that resulted in the deaths of several unarmed prisoners after an attempt at escape.

The violence continues in Jamaica. So far, 73 people have been killed in Christopher Dudus Coke’s attempt to evade turnover to the United States to face gun and drug charges.

Pfizer is the subject of a whistleblower lawsuit that claims that it’s Wyeth division targeted African Americans for a kidney medication that presented serious complications for them.

Kwame Kilpatrick has been sentenced to 18 months to five years of prison for violating the terms of his probation. It’s sad, but not surprising, at this point, for the people of Detroit, who are the ultimate victims of this ongoing drama.

The top kill has been paused, and as it stands, the Deep Horizon spill has been the worst in U.S. History.

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