NinjaLaw blog is primarily briefing “ninja” in Federal Court opinions but today a brief report of some ninja news.

First, Ninja Squirrels spotted in Florida:
ninja squirrels

Across the country, Reuters reports, “Ninjas Rob Medical Marijuana Deliveryman in California” :

The masked ninjas confronted the deliveryman outside an apartment building in West Covina, Calif., about 20 miles east of Los Angeles, KNX radio reports. The ninjas used white batons called tong fa to intimidate the deliveryman, who dropped his bag of marijuana and cash and ran off, police said.

The ninja robbers remain on the loose.

tonfa

Meanwhile on the other side of the world, there are “ninja” but don’t dare call them “assassins” – “Iran suspends Reuters over female ninjas headline”:

Officials in Tehran have suspended the bureau of the international news agency Reuters after one of its headlines described Iranian female ninjas as assassins.

Iran’s ministry of culture and Islamic guidance has also asked all Reuters’s 11 staff in Tehran to hand back their press accreditations and stop working for the agency.

Acknowledging its error, Reuters reported that its headline “Thousands of female Ninjas train as Iran’s assassins” had been corrected to read “Three thousand women Ninjas train in Iran”.

The BBC writes on the Iran-Reuters-Ninja story:

The BBC’s James Reynolds, who himself reports from London, says the few journalists who are still allowed to work in the country [Iran] now find that a single word out of place can cost them their credentials.

And once again Ninja Squirrels:
ninja squirrels

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