Every so often, I can’t resist condemning someone for grossly immoral behavior.
I beat up on Robert Murphy for stealing the value of someone else’s property.
I attacked Olga Stefou for symbolizing the looter-class mentality of Greece.
And I mocked Michael Wolfensohn for ratting out a couple of kids who were having an unlicensed (gasp!) bake sale.
We now have an addition to our rogue’s gallery of awful people. We don’t know her name, but she was interviewed on TV because one of her 11 children was in court for rioting. Here’s some of the Telegraph’s report (also a video at the link).
A 13-year-old boy has walked free from court after admitting smashing up a shop with a stolen golf club as his mother said the riots are because the government does “f*** all” for children. …She is on benefits, does not live with the boy’s father and has 10 other children, the court heard. …The boy had been caught on CCTV during the trouble at Salford Precinct spraying a fire extinguisher around before pulling down metal shutters from a Cash Converters shop. He then crawled inside and used a £100 golf club he had stolen to smash windows. The shop suffered £20,000 in damage. His mother described him as a ”good lad” who had never been in any trouble.
In addition to not knowing her name, we don’t know how long she has been on welfare (“benefits” to the Brits) or whether the boy’s father is also the father of the other ten kids.
Regardless, I imagine she gets a nice-sized check.
I may be wrong (indeed, I hope I am), but I suspect that this story is a tragic case study of a welfare system creating a dysfunctional household filled with people who have adopted an entitlement mentality.
We know this happens, as illustrated by this short interview.