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December 2014

“Put a Berke on It” trend rising in craft, fashion communities

in Culture
Japanese Lolita with Berke dress (Modified under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source:

The hottest, newest inexplicable trend in both the craft and fashion communities involves putting the likeness of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke onto any garment or piece of handmade merchandise. The “Put a Berke on It” trend derives its name from the Portlandia comedy television show sketch “Put a Bird on…

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Police consider sketch artists as low-cost alternative to body cams

in Politics
Policeman (Modified under the CC-BY-2.0 license. Source: Inset: Sketch of suspect (Modified under the CC-BY-SA-2.0 license. Source:

After President Obama called for more police to wear body-mounted cameras earlier today, local cash-strapped police departments are considering the use of mobile sketch artists as a low-cost alternative to body cams, which can each cost up to $2000, not including the price of data storage and maintenance. The issue…

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