Smarther News Quick Quotes for September 5

September 5, 2018
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“They’re more than just a pair of shoes, the slippers. They’re an enduring symbol of the power of belief.”



Grand Rapids Police Chief Scott Johnson after working with the FBI to recover Dorothy's ruby slippers, 13 years after they were stolen from the Judy Garland Museum in the actress' hometown. They are one of four known pairs and were insured for $1M.

“Twitter does not use political ideology to make any decisions…. In fact, from a simple business perspective and to serve the public conversation, Twitter is incentivized to keep all voices on the platform.”

Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder & CEO, in written testimony. On Wednesday, Dorsey & Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg will appear before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce to discuss their companies' response to foreign attempts to influence U.S. political campaigns.

"You hire us to get things done and pass the torch when we’ve done our best to do what you hired us to do."


Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announcing he will not seek re-election. The move is a surprise as he's raised $10M for a third term and, historically, Chicago mayors hold office for decades. Emanuel faces scrutiny over his handling of a police officer shooting a knife-wielding teen 16 times. The officer's murder trial starts Wednesday.

“I’m here to take that stand and say we are ready for the storm.”


Ghassan Korban, newly named Exec. Dir. of New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, on approaching storm Gordon. His first day on the job was Tuesday; he came from Milwaukee. Gordon is on track to be the first hurricane to make landfall this year.

"No place like home." Go deeper on the mysterious disappearance of those ruby slippers here.

by Jenna Lee,

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