All Further Articles for 2014-05-09

Friday, May 9, 2014
Cruel Joke: What Will Your Mother's Day Flowers Cost?
This Mother's Day, Americans will buy over $2 billion worth of cut flowers for their doubtless worthy mothers. Alas, other worthy mothers - many in Colombia's Bogotá Savanna - will have often produced them, enduring injuries, pesticides, birth defects and obscenely low wages for your pleasure. Also their kids sometimes. Maybe get her a (locally grown) perennial instead?
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Jurors' Remorse
A bizarre twist in the legal and moral clusterf#ck that is the Cecily McMillan case: Nine of 12 jurors who inexplicably found her guilty of assaulting the cop who sexually assaulted her - none of whom knew the conviction carried a prison sentence - have written the judge seeking leniency for the Occupy activist, arguing "it serves no purpose to Cecily or to society to incarcerate her."
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