Thursday, May 28, 2009

The State

Bela Kosoian says escalator handrails are filthy. That's why she refused to grab hold of the rails while riding the escalator at a subway station in Montreal, Canada, even after police ordered her to. So they arrested her and fined her $420.
Local governments across Great Britain are using children as young as 7 years old, to spy on residents. The programs, which go by names such as Junior Eyes and Junior Street Champions, teach children to snitch on neighbors who put their garbage out on the wrong day or who don't follow recycling rules.
Via Brickbats.