Implicit bias runs deep in the United States, and the recent wrongful arrest of two black men last Thursday, April 12, in a Philadelphia Starbucks has become a very public example of something that happens all too often.
The next time someone who looks like you drops by your home offering cheesecake, run for the hills. That’s the lesson to be learned from the strange and sordid saga of Viktoria Nasyrova, who was recently indicted on 10 counts ranging from attempted murder to reckless endangerment by a Queens jury.
An orange is the kind of thing you can probably get away with shoplifting, assuming you "accidentally" only pocket one of them. But recently, a family of would-be thieves in Seville, Spain took their attempted vitamin C robbery to an absurd extreme.
Last week, Spanish authorities apprehended a married couple and their three adult sons, who were caught with an estimated 4,000 kilos (about 8,800 pounds) of oranges. The family’s car and van were first spotted driving suspiciously, and a short chase ensured after both refused to comply with the officers’ orders to pull over.
A doughnut obsession can be unhealthy: The sugary breakfast staple is a classic way to pack on the pounds. But for one North Carolina man, his doughnut-related life decisions have proven to be downright criminal. Bradley Hardison was recently arrested for allegedly robbing a Dunkin’ Donuts back in November. That wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy except for the fact that, four years ago, Hardison was arrested for a separate incident after he blew his cover by winning a police-sponsored doughnut-eating contest.