AirTalk for April 23, 2013

Funeral Held For MIT Police Officer Killed By Boston Marathon Bombers

More questions and answers in Boston bombing case

As Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev begins to answer questions from investigators, new details are emerging about the motivation behind the attack.
WHO Urges Smokers To Quit On World No Tobacco Day
Would the proposed legislation have much of an impact? Would young smokers go outside the city to purchase cigarettes? Is it appropriate to restrict access to legal goods for users over the age of 18?
New Report Finds That S.F. Infrastructure Unprepared For Major Earthquake
Does public safety override property owners' concerns about cost? Is it practical to have this requirement in a city like Los Angeles with such a high rate of low-income housing? Who would be responsible if a building owner couldn't pay?

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa unveils new budget

L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa yesterday unveiled a $7.7-billion budget that closes a projected $216 million deficit without resorting to layoffs or furloughs.
Dow Drops Sharply On Job Creation Report

Hacked AP Twitter account sends Dow Jones down

The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked today and the perpetrator sent out a fake tweet saying that President Obama was injured in an explosion at the White House. Minutes later, the AP announced that the tweet was fake, but enough people had read the hacked tweet to cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 to both plummet.
Security Is Tightened Ahead Of G20 Leaders' Summit
The LAPD estimates over 300 security cameras to cover the entire city. Should Los Angeles install more surveillance cameras? Do cameras deter crime? Would you be uncomfortable with “Big Brother” watching or is it worth it to prevent future tragedies?
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