Muslim store bans women on weekdays

From The Local:

If you’re a woman and it’s a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday, you’re not welcome at the De L’Orient à L’Occidental grocery store in Bordeaux.

Similarly, if you’re a man and it’s a weekend, you’re going to have to go somewhere else if you want to do your shopping there.

The move was put in place by the store’s owners, who are newly converted to Islam, in a bid to ensure the two sexes don’t meet.

And the move has left authorities unimpressed, reported French newspaper Sud Ouest.

Mexican Artist Creates Donald Trump Pinata

From The Guardian:

After Donald Trump’s Mexico-bashing comments this week, Mexicans are engaging in a little Trump-bashing of their own.

Artisan Dalton Avalos Ramirez has launched a Trump piñata, featuring The Donald’s inimitable hairstyle and a big, big mouth.

The papier-mache figure will come in a variety of sizes. The first was on display Friday at the Pinatas Ramirez store in the border city of Reynosa.

Avalos Ramirez says he created it “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people”.

He said “people want to burn the pinatas, they want to break them”.

During his presidential campaign kickoff speech Tuesday, Trump accused Mexican immigrants of bringing drugs, crime and rapists to the US.

Man with towel-wrapped arm shot by LAPD in Los Feliz was unarmed

Just another day at work for our gun happy police departments.

Los Angeles police shot and critically wounded a man after he raised his arm, wrapped in a towel, toward officers Friday in Los Feliz, police said.

Police said officers thought the man had a gun, but he turned out to be unarmed.

The man flagged down officers about 6:35 p.m. at Los Feliz Boulevard and Tica Drive south of Griffith Park, according to a police account.

“This person extended an arm wrapped in a towel. The officer exited the vehicle and said, ‘Drop the gun, drop the gun,'” LAPD Lt. John Jenal said.

Then at least one officer shot the man, officials say. He was taken to a hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

A motorist shot graphic video of the officers handcuffing the man with a visible head injury.