Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Cheating the System and saying FUCK YOU, AMERICA

Cheating the System and saying FUCK YOU, AMERICA

Hey remember that women who was prosecuted for enrolling her son in kindergarten using a babysitter's address? She got Twelve fucking years in prison 
Tanya McDowell, the Bridgeport mother accused of fraudulently enrolling her son in a Norwalk school and stealing more than $15,000 in educational services from the district, has pleaded guilty.
McDowell was sentenced to 12 years in prison, suspended after five, and must pay back up to $6,200 to the city of Norwalk for stealing her son's education.
McDowell's 12 year sentence also includes four counts of drug possession and sale charges, which she pleaded guilty to on Wednesday.
McDowell was homeless when she was charged with felony larceny last year. Authorities allege she enrolled her son in kindergarten in Norwalk using a babysitter's address when he should have attended Bridgeport schools, where her last permanent address was.
Darnel Crosland, McDowell's attorney said McDowell's  son still thinks his mother stole the Norwalk school.

I'm in utter shock at this news. No wait, I probably shouldn't be given that this is America and, well, we're pretty awful. But the whole notion of stealing a son's education is amazing. You just have to wonder why everything is so horrible. I mean, of course the mother in this story is white and the school district is predominantly black, right?

No wait, the other more predictably depressing option applies here. But just a slight reminder that white parents do this shit all the time.

When I went to public school, some dude's family was millionaires, but since half of their family business was in Mexico, they only declared that they made 30k a year. It was funny that he got reduced lunches while I had to pay in full. Guess it just goes to show you that sketchy accounting goes a long way.

But this story does paint a pretty clear picture that the world is consistently, monstrously evil in all ways possible. How can none of the human beings, the dozens involved from the arrest to the sentencing, not have a moment of realization of how awful what they were doing was. And show some kindness? Why is it that this shit happens and will continue to happen in a crazy numbers all over the U.S.... okay, maybe not all over. But centralized in the predominantly poor areas.

There was another story I came across recently that was about a guy freezing to death on the doorsteps of an empty house thanks to our new anti-squatting laws. How truly fucked are morals and ethics of the nation - not because of violence in the media. But because we are truly apathetic beings that are so self centered that we can't possibly stop for a moment and think about helping out our fellow man. Be it in the form of allowing someone to go to a school system that may not be their own, but that will help their long term educational goals and even pull them up from the pits of poverty. To just saying fuck it to the banks and using the empty space we have to house those in need of it.

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