Archive for the ‘hell in a handbasket’ Category

Occupy Wall Street = Lord of the Flies

October 25, 2011

Back at City Hall, the original Occupy Oakland site has descended into anarchy. After occupiers pepper-sprayed a homeless man and beat him unconscious, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan sent protesters an eviction notice.

Citing an “increasing frequency of violence, assaults, threats and intimidation,” as well as a growing rat problem, the notice decreed, “no tents or overnight camping permitted.”

But Oakland officials have no idea when, or more importantly, how, police will enforce the order. One Oakland police officer told the San Jose Mercury News, that the tent city resembled something from “Lord of the Flies.”

He said it was “interesting for a group that claims to be against current civilization and rules to set up a far more oppressive society than our own.”

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Child brings mom’s crack pipe and meth to show-and-tell

September 22, 2011

SWEET SPRINGS, Mo. (CBS St. Louis) –– A recent show-and-tell at a northwest Missouri elementary school resembled something out of an episode of “Breaking Bad,” leading to the arrest of a kindergartner’s mother.

Michelle Marie Cheatham, 32, was arrested on Sept. 6 after her son pulled out methamphetamine and his mother’s crack pipe during a show-and-tell for his kindergarten class, according to a felony complaint filed in the Saline County Circuit Court. Later that day, a search warrant was obtained by the Sweet Springs police to conduct a search at Cheatham’s home, which led to the police reportedly recovering a crack pipe and a butane lighter, according to the Marshall Democrat-News.

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