Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Reader and link-provider extraordinaire blondie2hot7 sent me this story about a California DMV worker who was selling licenses out of her apartment for up to $800.
Those kind of DMV favors happen in Kansas, too, Blondie told me. In August, she said, she went to the DMV in Kansas City, Kan., to renew her license, but forgot her glasses and could not read the chart.
She watched the clerk send away a young black man who failed the eye test, and was thinking of stepping out of line. But when she got to the test, the clerk started clicking the letters until they "looked like billboards", Blondie said, and she walked out with her license.
"She didn't click any buttons for him," Blondie said.
This isn't selling licenses out of an apartment, but Blondie, who hours earlier had won $1,600 at a casino, said maybe it was her lucky day. The whole story
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This beat-up-looking Oklahoma woman is charged with aggravated assault for stabbing her mother's boyfriend in the chest and buttocks. Maybe she got that black eye walking into a door.
Hat tip to reader blondie2hot7!
A Leavenworth County woman said she came home from the store and found her 4-year-old beagle, Buddy, shot in the head with a .30 caliber bullet.
Hat tip to reader LB, who says, "People will be going bonkers about the poor dog. I think it's more cruel to chain a beagle to a tree than it is to shoot a beagle."
Despite the fact that a civilian ride-along passenger was critically injured when the Sacramento police car he was in crashed, I still highly recommend riding a shift with police in your community. It's an excellent close-up look at day-to-day policework.
Hat tip to reader blondie2hot7!
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Update from blondie2hot7 11 a.m.:
- Greg, would you do me a favor and tell the "bloggers" I miss them, and hopefully I'll be able to post soon.. Tell aqua to quit trying to take my place writting poems..LOL The one he wrote was pretty good though! Good stories today!
This could just as easily have happened in Kansas?
The police chief of Grand Island, NE told federal authorities he would not help with an immigration raid on a meatpacking plant in that town. His department has to take care of the Latino community, he told them.
Six plants of the Swift & Co. meatpacking company were raided nationwide by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement in a search for illegal aliens and identity theft.
In Salt Lake City, Raid leaves families in limbo
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