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Woman arrested, handcuffed for eating candy and other outrageous societal breakdowns

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Sometimes it seems a week can't go by without the news carrying another story about an outrageous act perpetrated by someone in authority who must have left their commonsense at home before they left for work.

You might remember some of these stories, or maybe they're all new to you. Regardless whether you heard them or not, they all bear repeating because they may be symptomatic of a society and culture in the early stages of a complete meltdown.

Sociologists should apply for research grants to study this outbreak of idiocy. It's a social cancer that is definitely spreading and beginning to infect every level of American society. Fifty years ago, the protagonists in these incidents would have--at the very least--be instructed to see a psychiatrist. Now they are tolerated and people just cluck their tongues and shake their heads.

Seventh grader gets arrested and handcuffed for eating 1 french fry

This story is so outrageous it seems like a parody that appeared in 'The Onion." But no, the story is true and it happened to a 12-year old girl named Ansche Hedgepeth who was caught eating her last french fry in the Washington, D.C. Metro subway station. You see, there's no snacking allowed, so obviously someone--anyone--is eating anything they must be arrested, handcuffed, booked and fingerprinted as a dangerous criminal.

What would have happened if--God forbid--she was eating a whole box of Cracker Jack? Life imprisonment?

Source: ABC News

45-year-old scientist arrested, handcuffed and booked...for eating a candy bar

Maybe the authorities put her in the same cell with the girl who ate a french fry?

Stephanie Willett, who works for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was caught in the crime of chewing. She was finishing up eating a PayDay candy bar when an authority stepped in, informed her she'd broken the law, and arrested and handcuffed her.

Was that a skit on Comedy Central? No, it appeared as a news item in the Washington Post.

Source: Washington Post

Couple arrested for flying flag upside down

"First Amendment? We don't need no stinkin' First Amendment!" That could have been a quote spoken by the law-abiding authorities that arrested an Asheville, NC couple for protesting the state of America's politics and found themselves landing in jail.

Source: The Hollywood Liberal

Man sent to jail for laughing too much

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