According to news reports I’m seeing, half of the kids who were trapped in the cave in Thailand are out of the cave. No word on their condition. I’m not much of a believer in the power of sending thoughts, prayers, positive energy, etc., but it can’t hurt. Keeping my fingers crossed for the kids and rescuers.
In other news, shit like this should be illegal:
The white Maple Heights, Ohio, couple that called 911 on an adolescent black boy for mistakenly mowing part of their lawn 11 days ago called police on the same boy once again Wednesday, the Fourth of July.
Twelve-year-old Reggie Fields, CEO of Mr. Reggie’s Lawn Cutting Service, was among the kids invited to an Independence Day party and barbecue hosted by Lucille Holt-Colden, the black Maple Heights mother and grandmother who initially hired Fields to mow her lawn June 23…
“We have always been told by the police that if we feel threatened, ‘Don’t confront these people, just call us,’” Linda Krakora said during a recent phone interview. “We’re a slightly older couple. We have a white couple in their eighties next to us. If we feel it’s going to be more of an issue to go over trying to talk to somebody, for our safety, we just call the police.”
The “threat” this time? The kids were playing on a Slip-n-Slide and running into the shared fence between yards. So the Krakoras called the cops. Linda Krakora complained in the same interview about being accused of racism. It’s pretty simple, Linda — quit doing racist-ass things like calling the cops on black kids and caping for your “white couple” neighbors. Jesus.
Fellow white people, we need to talk to our friends and neighbors about this bullshit. The cops aren’t Task Rabbit. If the Krakoras were that worried about their goddamned fence, they should have sacked up and politely asked the neighbors to move the Slip-n-Slide. Or, you know, just shut the fuck up about it and find a hobby that doesn’t involve endangering children, abusing civic power and wasting taxpayer funds.
In other news, bookstore owner calls cops on Richmond area anti-litter activist:
A Richmond, Va., bookstore owner said he called the police on Saturday after former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon was confronted in his store.
Nick Cooke, owner of Black Swan Books, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that a woman called Bannon a “piece of trash.”
The woman then left the store after Cooke said he called 911.
Also, Mitch McConnell was hounded out of a restaurant by protesters:
A group of protesters confronted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Bardstown Road in Louisville Saturday, calling out “Abolish ICE,” before adding they know where he lives.
McConnell was out to lunch with Kentucky’s outgoing House Majority Floor Leader Jonathan Shell, who was upset in his May primary. Shell confirmed the two had lunch, calling the protesters “a small group of extremists.”
The interaction was captured on video and shared with Courier Journal.
In it, someone asks McConnell, “Where are the children? Where are the babies, Mitch?” — an apparent reference to the separation of children from families at the southern U.S. border.
“What are you doing to get the babies back?” someone asks in the clip.
It was a strategic miscue for a protester to say he knows where the senatortoise lives because now McConnell will go on Fox News and complain about feeling unsafe even in his own shell. But it gladdens my heart to see that these treasonous scumbags can’t go out in public without being subject to verbal abuse from disgusted fellow citizens. If that makes me a bad person, so be it.