The Battered Southeast Grapples With Irma’s AftermathAfter Irma, a once-lush gem in the U.S. Virgin Islands reduced to battered wasteland
Just sad all around, but the governor insisting that no looting had occurred really pisses me off. Why lie about it? Is your reputation THAT important? Because a moment of basic research will reveal the plain truth, and everyone will know you're a horrible liar.
(Also the fact that he escaped the island via helicopter... I understand the impossible logistics of evacuating the entire island chain, but I'm sure the weakest and the smallest could have been saved.)A Pizza Hut manager threatened to punish workers evacuating for Irma
, because preparing shit-tier pizza is more important than being alive, apparently.Hurricane Irma: Prisoners still on the run after 100 escape.
Well, uh. Oops?So a Berkeley bicycle officer caught a street vendor without a permit, and instead of just asking him to leave, he emptied the guy's wallet.
Then, over 60K is raised via GoFundMe in the vendor's name.
Note that the GFM was NOT started by the vendor, and the man who is running it is only giving the vendor enough to cover legal fees & personal losses. The rest will go to support other vendors, and to educate street vendors on permits and whatnot. To be honest I'm a bit skeptical.In surprise vote, House passes amendment to restrict asset forfeiture.
However, this amendment is attached to H.R.3354
, which hasn't even passed the house. It's a good step, though.Police hit by flying butter knives in booby trapped home.
The officer was not injured. I mean, they were butter knives.