The Political Cat calls our attention to an absurd miscarriage of justice:
Police in Ohio apparently went to the home of a legally blind diabetic cancer patient in her fifties, looking for her son, a felon. The woman, Denise Harris, was suspicious, for legitimate reasons WHIO TV says they will air tonight in an interview with her.
Police are claiming they knocked on her door and she “became combative” and didn’t want to talk to them. So they tased her.
Excuse me? They fucking WHAT? Is somebody putting mind-altering drugs in the water in Ohio?
Um, close to my neck of the woods Dupont has been spiking the water with large doses of C8 (aka perfluorooctanoic acid), which is a suspected but unproven carcinogen. But nobody’s yet suggested that either C8 or any of the other abundant pollutants in the state is warping our minds. By golly – that might explain a lot. Like why we in Ohio are acting like a bunch of spineless sheep as the rule of law dissolves before our eyes.
Come to think of it, whatever chemical is inducing docility in Ohio seems to be affecting most of the country. Let’s hope we find the antidote before November.