Another one who had a pile of garbage memorial still out in the open. The thing was there since October.
Around the Metro
A U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says police responded to unrest in Ferguson in a way that antagonized crowds, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable.
One could look at it that way. Or, one could look at it as the Ferguson PD and various cooperating agencies tried to prevent further rioting and looting.
Panama City, Florida
The article Drudge linked to about it was just text, no pics. But the wicked racial profiling trick was still in full effect.
I can find no pics of the victim, but with a name like Caleb Joshua Halley, and his obit stating that he took a four month sabbatical from his job to hike the Appalachian Trail, the odds are pretty close to 100% that he’s white.
Also, this sorta hits close to home: He graduated from Florida State, where he was a Chief Osceola mascot for the sports teams, with a degree in accounting and finance. Yet, he was working in food preparation at a seafood market and restaurant, because Orlando Thompson allegedly murdered Halley over an argument over how much to spice up some gumbo. So here you go, just like your blogmeister, we have someone who graduated with an accounting degree who was probably blocked out of the accounting field because of H-1B. Luckily for me, in lieu of permanent accounting jobs, I’ve had some decent gigs for the most part, one of which almost took me to another job in the United States Senate chamber, and thankfully none of which had me working around paragons of virtue like Orlando Thompson. Mr. Halley, not so fortunate.
If they’re going to have that attitude, the power crews should have just packed up and drove off without fixing the lines.
During St. Louis’s extended power outage in July 2006, this same thing happened at least once.