Friday, September 16, 2005


The day after Hurricane Katrina struck Merlene Maten, a 73-year-old grandmother was arrested for looting. Her crime is alleged to be stealing $63.50 worth of groceries from a deli. Eyewitnesses and her family contradict the police story, they say she was merely trying to buy sausage and was arrested by officers frustrated by their inability to catch younger looters nearby. Merlene currently sits in jail on $50,000 bail. The bail set for her is 100 times the maximum fine imposable in Louisiana for minor thefts.

Excuse me?

It’s really good to see in this time of crisis that everyone is keeping a level head.

God bless us all, right in the mouth.


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