Local news is in short supply this morning, but there’s abundant news of man’s inhumanity to man, beginning with the widely distributed tweet of a boy grabbing his mother while officers try to take her away. In searching the web to see if the image matched the scenario described, I concluded it is at least emblematic. The web is full of similar images from all over. UPDATE: Sorry, the video has been taken down from Twitter.
* DEBTOR’S PRISON: The ACLU of Arkansas distributed this story. A working single mother in South Carolina was socked with $2,400 in fines for driving with a broken tail light and suspended
* THE PERMANENT CAR NOTE: Read in the New York Times about the blood-suckers of the subprime auto loan business, still collecting on car notes on repossessed or defunct cars more than a decade after loans were made.
* OUSTING IMMIGRANTS: The New York Times relates the problems of an Ohio farm town where both a permanent immigrant population and seasonal laborers spell success or failure of the harvesting of massive vegetable farms on surrounding rich farmland. The Trump crackdown is depleting the workforce and long-established residents with American-born children, good community records and many references are being prioritized for deportation.
All worth reading, if not mood elevating.