Saturday, May 16, 2009

Satire Is Obsolete: Forty-Three Tasered at Prisons' Take Your Kids to Work Day

Okay, I've been seeing too many of these headlines not to be sharing them. The real world is rapidly making satire obsolete. Today's example, in which life imitates Arrested Development, centers around an ill-conceived "Take Your Child to Work Day" event at three Florida prisons:
A total of 43 children were directly and indirectly shocked by electric stun guns during simultaneous ''Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day'' events gone wrong at three state prisons, according to new information provided Friday by the Florida Department of Corrections.

Also, a group of kids was exposed to tear gas during a demonstration at another lockup... So far this year, none of the devices have been used on the 100,000 prison inmates -- only the children of DOC workers.

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