Originally posted on JACK MONROE:
I didn’t manage to say very much on Channel 5′s The Big Benefits Row, beyond an opening remark about people not being able to just rock up to a food bank with a carrier bag and help themselves. I started to talk about the Trussell Trust when Edwina Currie, also on my panel, cut over me to talk about my grandfather’s circumstances.
I wanted to say that poverty is almost indescribable to Edwina and co with their blinkered, self-righteous attitudes. That turning off the fridge because it’s empty anyway, that sitting across the table from your young son enviously staring down his breakfast, having freezing cold showers and putting your child to bed in god knows how many layers of clothes in the evening – it’s distressing. Depressing. Destabilising.
Originally posted on Black America Web:
ATLANTA (AP) — A 34-year-old man is accused of using a tow truck to take cars that were abandoned in Atlanta during the winter storm and traffic jam.
Police said Louis Mitchell Jr. was arrested Thursday and charged with auto theft, forgery and other offenses. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.
Atlanta Police Sgt. Greg Lyon told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that a police officer saw an unmarked tow truck pulling a car. The truck fled when the officer tried stopping it. The driver and passenger fled the truck during a chase, sending it crashing.