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By the National Congress of American Indians: Protect Alaska Native Women
By Jane Wells, Make It: Top US airlines want to hire women pilots. So where are the applicants?

Anchorage Police Department

If you think the only true genie was from Aladdin, you are mistaken. We also have wish-granting abilities.

We got a call regarding a naked man walking down a major roadway in this fine city. We responded and, sure enough, Mr. Birthday Suit was proudly strutting his stuff like there was no tomorrow. As soon as Mr. Birthday Suit saw the officer, he immediately turned around and put his hands behind his back. After the shiny bracelets were placed on his wrists, the officer asked Mr. Birthday Suit about his lack of clothing. Do you know what the answer was? Mr. Birthday Suit stated he wanted to go to jail and he had previously been informed by law enforcement that he would indeed go to jail if he walked around naked.

It gets better.

During the bail hearing the magistrate asked Mr. Birthday Suit if he wanted to go to jail. “Yes I do. For a very long time.” The magistrate granted his wish – no bail. In this case setting no bail was the same as setting bail since Mr. Birthday Suit wouldn’t have paid the bail even if he had the choice. But no bail makes the story more fun. And it qualifies the magistrate as having wish-granting genie powers, too.

Use your inside voice, play well with others, and remember we’re all in this together.