Following recent reports that two masked perpetrators were raising alarm in a town in West Virginia, police say they have reason to believe the troublemakers had just gotten wrecked. (See update below.)
The Milton Police Department reportedly received accounts of stumbling and disoriented raccoons at least twice in the last week, and locals worried the raccoons might have rabies. But those suspicions were evidently wrong, according to the department. The raccoons in question—including one who was identified by police as Dallas—had reportedly gotten wasted by eating some fermented crab apples.
Both raccoons have been safely collected and dropped off in the woods. The department noted that if you happen to stumble upon one of these drunk idiots, you should not approach them. Call the city’s non-emergency line and they’ll come to collect the bombed raccoon themselves.
Updated 11/15/18, 5:30pm ET: Speaking with Gizmodo by phone on Thursday, a representative for the Milton Police Department said it has now captured three raccoons and that two of them may have distemper. While all three raccoons were captured within 500 yards of each other, the department said that one of the first two raccoons was later discovered to be extremely ill and hadn’t moved more than several feet from where it was dropped off days before.
Asked for clarification about whether any of the raccoons were actually drunk on crab apples, the representative told Gizmodo they believe the first one police captured was. A city worker who did a check-up on that raccoon reported it was nowhere to be found, indicating to the department that it was healthy and just drunk at the time of its capture.
“It was up and mobile very quickly,” the representative said. “Sobered up, for lack of a better word.”
I find it appalling that these raccoons were not given their Miranda Rights!
I felt the need to voice my concern about my future…the the future of others!
Mexican-American citizens may worry that their undocumented relatives — even their parents — will be deported. Latinos who were brought to this country as children and to whom Mexico or Guatemala is as foreign as they would be to any of us are worried, as well.
African-Americans, Muslims and other “others” may wonder if they will suffer from the boost that Trump’s victory provides for alt-right and white supremacist groups. It’s worrisome when exclusionary hate groups such as the Ku Klux Klan find something to celebrate in a President Trump.
Who else should worry?
Citizens with pre-existing medical conditions may be concerned about what will happen to them if Obamacare is repealed. And 20 million Americans who have healthcare insurance for the first time may wonder how they will fare under Trumpcare.
LGBT citizens are worried, with good reason, that their recently affirmed right to wed will be reversed by a Trump-appointed Supreme Court. Religious freedom laws are likely to find favor in such a Court, which means that gays, lesbians and transgenders may not be able to participate in our society in the same way as other citizens.
Under a Trump presidency, some women may worry that the government will take over their right to control their own bodies when it comes to pregnancy. Prominent voices on the right call for a ban on all abortions, even in cases of rape and incest.
With Russia right next door, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are probably worried, since Trump has suggested diminished support for our NATO allies. Iranian moderates — they are significant in Iranian politics — face a setback with the promised abrogation of the nuclear deal. And Trump’s casual attitude about Saudi Arabia’s acquisition of nuclear weapons is sure to revive the push for such weapons in Iran. That should worry all of us.
*John M. Crisp, an op-ed columnist for Tribune News Service
I had the good fortune to not go to the Women’s March on Washington…2017. I had done many Marches, in the past. This time, I needed to be closer to home!
Though, the ‘Sister March in Concord, New Hampshire’ was a much smaller version of Washington’s; it had been a mere mimicry of the country’s new and improved…bigotry of equality…for all.
The crowd had been well-mannered and very open to good conversation.
New Hampshire has the ‘whitest’ population in America. I believe the stat is somewhere around 91%. Which is what it is! Slowly New Hampshirites are becoming more vast in the melting pot arena. However, in my lifetime, we will remain mostly cracker and less, cracker and pepper and variations there of.
What struck me had been the one preacher of African-American decent. And, the obvious, Muslim woman standing next to him…holding essentially, Trump’s America…signs.
One had been about Pro-Life and what ‘Christ’ would have wanted. The other about…another minority for ‘Make America Great Again’ antics.
My partner and I are openly gay in New Hampshire. Therefore, we have an acute understanding of feeling like we need to…go along, in order to…get along, in a crowd.
The minorities, at the state capital, that had felt differently about liberal America…coming to end, were very few. But they were on the scene.
The American dream wished for by some of these sects, is no longer in option. As stated in the above mentioned article.
However, I felt it might be necessary to point out other groups that may see the light dimming for their hopes and dreams.
– Animal Right’s Activist
-Persons wishing to see marijuana legalized
-Persons with above average intelligence
-Groups in promotion of climate control and/or in opposition of Global Warming
-Small Business Entrepreneurs
-Anyone who wishes to write and/or speak in full sentences
-Anyone wanting to use words with more than four letters
Course, the list could go on for quite sometime.
So to break things up I would like to offer one of Trump’s thoughts about ‘Making America Great…Again!’
“Black guys counting my money! I hate it. The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys wearing yarmulkes… Those are the only kind of people I want counting my money. Nobody else…Besides that, I tell you something else. I think that’s guy’s lazy. And it’s probably not his fault because laziness is a trait in blacks,”
For several reasons I just can not let go of last night’s city councilmen meeting; topic-request for funds from outside agencies. I don’t know if it was councilmen Cournoyer’s remark about shooting stray cats. His strong arm tactic of raising his voice to every woman who approached the podium or just his blatant lack of respect for anyone other than himself. I had been in virgin territory, I admit, when attending only my second big city of Franklin Council-Retire-Men meeting. Thank god I have medications that I take for my ailments. Charlie C., seems to have missed a few doses. He single-handedly lit into a representative from C.A.P. A woman of course. He than grumbled about, “well we give you guys a place to hang a sign don’t we?” C.A.P. rep., was aghast, as was I. Of course, you give the wonderful folks down at Community Action Program a place to call home! They do all your dirty work! Charlie must have leveled out on the Lithium for the next two speakers requesting monies from the city were given a chance to represent themselves. Oh, wait, Charlie didn’t just level out, the next two speakers were men. Now, it’s all making sense. By the time I approached the bench, nose pierced, skin art and rainbow happy, Charlie had had just about enough. “Who are you? Where did you come from? Do you even live in the city of Franklin?” Geez, I hit pay dirt! This lunatic, after hearing of my sincere desire to keep an Animal Shelter in Franklin, decided I was a lesbian spawn that needed to be evicted. In ending, all the boys had their way with me. Yammering back and forth about stray cats and shooting them. I guess the most unfortunate part to this whole verbal defecation via Mr. Cournoyer is we have him until 2015. Look out ladies, Charles is in Charge!
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