Anthony Abbate, a 40 year old, 250 pound Chicago cop, went drinking at a local bar one night. After he had consumed a few too many, the bartender, 125 pound Karolina Obrycka, cut him off. Anthony responded by beating the hell out of the woman… which was taped in it’s entirety by the bar’s security camera. During the trial both Karolina and the bar owner reported threats called into them, including harassment of customers and the planting of illegal drugs so that they would both be thrown in prison. Cook County Circuit Judge John Fleming sentenced Anthony with probation, anger management, a curfew, and community service. The maximum sentence for aggravated battery would have been 5 years in prison. Karolina lost her job, being too fearful to continue working as a bartender.
Osel Hita Torres was chosen by the Dalai Lama at the tender age of 15 months as the reincarnated soul of the deceased Lama Yeshe. Osel was taken from his family, raised as a guru to the Buddhist people, and venerated within the religion. At the age of 24, Osel had finally had enough, and took his ball and went home, angry over the perceived theft of his youth. No word yet on whether or not Yeshe has found another innocent to possess.
Gay, But Not So Queer
According to the author of a 2006 study on the subject, every species of animal on the planet that has sex, exhibits homosexual behaviors. The study looked at 1,500 species, and concluded that contrary to previous thought that animals had sex only to reproduce, most animals enjoy having sex, and will do it recreationally with whomever is at hand… or paw. Homosexual activity is even an important survival mechanism in animals with more complex herd and pack social structures where sex can replace violence as different groups of animals first meet and… get to know one another. It happens a lot, it happens everywhere, and if you believe in god, it’s really hard not to believe it wasn’t his idea.