Carnita Matthews is a Muslim woman in New South Wales who was asked by a policeman to remove her face veil to identify herself during a traffic stop. She was later convicted by a magistrate for filing a false and malicious report of racism against the policeman, who she said tried to force her to remove her veil. She later won her case on appeal, on the basis that it could not be proved that she was the veiled woman who had filed the false complaint. Now she has added a new level of chutzpah to her actions by suing the government to recover her court costs.
In other news, the United States, Japan, Britain, and Switzerland have joined the ECB in an intervention to save several troubled European banks. The five central banks will provide emergency loans to bring liquidity to those European banks that are most exposed to junk-status Greek debt.
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