Saturday, January 10, 2009

LIFE IMITATING ART?

It's kinda not fair that any political / city / street / school / media scandal that ever comes out of Baltimore from now on will inevitably be associated with The Wire but I guess that's why the legendary series was based there in the first place, so let's move on.

In a case that reeks comparison to the dodgy dealings and all round fuckery of The Wire's characters Mayor Royce and Clay Davis, the A.P is reporting that Baltimore's current Mayor Sheila Dixon is being indicted on charges of accepting illegal gifts, including gift card's that were meant to be for the city's poor folk.

A grand jury indicted Dixon on 12 counts, including four counts of perjury and two counts of theft over $500. She was also charged with theft under $500, fraudulent misappropriation by a fiduciary and misconduct in office.

The State Prosecutor's Office, which has been investigating corruption at City Hall for nearly three years, said Dixon received holiday gift cards for four years from several people. Prosecutors said the gift cards were to be distributed to needy families, but were instead used by Dixon to buy electronics — including an Xbox, a PlayStation 2 and a camcorder — clothes and other merchandise and also handed out to members of her staff.

I have to do this.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit.


1 comment:

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