EPIC FAIL of the Day 4/18/12
1. Two teenage girls were arrested Saturday and charged in connection with a 2011 murder of a North Carolina yellow cab driver that could put them behind bars for the rest of their lives, ABC News reports.
Though Emily Starnes and Consandra Tyree are both only 16 years old, in North Carolina, that’s old enough to do the time.
“In North Carolina, for criminal court purposes, when you’re 16, you’re treated as an adult,”
In August 2011, cab driver Adam Williams responded to a call after working for a few hours that night. Soon after arriving at the designated location, Williams was stabbed to death and robbed of the $40 he had on him, WSOCTV.com reports.
Employees of a nearby steakhouse called an ambulance, and Williams, who was bleeding from lashes to his face and neck, was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead, WSOCTV.com reports.
Read more: ATLNightSpots
(How ratchet has our generation become? I’m so sick of hearing stories like this of irresponsible teenagers who don’t take into account the consequences of any of the actions that they make. What’s wrong with humanity and how do we solve this problem of an irresponsible generation that is going to end up with major responsibilities such as raising kids and having a family!? SMH – J.K.)
According to the Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua (by way of Reuters), a 17-year-old boy last April had his kidney removed so he could buy an iPhone and iPad. The defendant who arranged the transplant allegedly received 220,000 yuan (about $35,000) for bringing the boy to a surgeon, who was also charged, along with the person’s cohorts. The boy, who now suffers from renal deficiency, received 22,000 yuan.
Read more: CNet
(This is such an unethical and unreasonable way to take a short cut in life. It’s sad what people have to deal with in order to get a kidney and I’ve experienced it firsthand because I’ve had a family member whose needed a kidney transplant. It’s a tough and sad process to deal with……but to take a shortcut because you may have monetary advantages over someone else who may not have the same opportunity at a second chance at life is so unfair….. – J.K.)
3. A 73-year-old woman was arrested in Oklahoma after sheriff’s deputies searched her home and found marijuana and $278,000 in cash. A four-month investigation led investigators to what they say is the biggest player in the Grand Lake area drug trade. “We feel like this is a really big operation,” said Sheriff Jimmie Sooter.
The money was seized along with four pounds of marijuana from a house and vehicle belonging to Darlene Mayes, a 73-year-old grandmother. “It was just like shock. I can’t believe this. This is a lady my grandmother’s age, and I could never in a million years picture my own grandmother doing this,” said Bobby Floyd, Vinita Police Chief.
Read more: Local12
(HAHA……this is one of the most hilarious stories I’ve heard in a long time. I wonder how she convinces people to buy weed from her? “Grandma’s got some goodies in the cookie jar!” If your grandma was a drug dealer, could you even trust her when she’s with younger kids during snack time, lol. “Grandma, why does everything feel so good” – J.K.)
OUR GENERATION IS SCREWED