Sunday, December 09, 2012

They're probably used to getting gassed anyways

Columbus Police sprayed Mace on several people in a crowd that had gathered to sign up for a list to get subsidized housing at a northwest Columbus apartment complex.
Police said the crowd started to gather Friday night for the Saturday morning event at The Heritage apartment complex on Gatewood Road near Sunbury Road in northeast Columbus.
Authorities said that its highest number, the crowd reached 2,000 people.
Residents in the area called police overnight and complained about the noise and number of cars in the neighborhood.
According to police, a melee broke out when the manager of the complex started to set up for the event just before 7 a.m. Saturday morning.
Several individuals were sprayed with Mace by police and treated at the scene by emergency crews.
Police did not report making any arrests.

I read in the local smut sheet a while back that there's a 2-3 year wait for subsidized (Section 8) housing in this area and when they announce sign-ups, people start camping in front of the offices 2 or 3 days beforehand.
A 2 or 3 year wait, and instead of using that time to improve their financial conditions so they wouldn't have to live in those slums, they camp out to sign up.
It's a fucking way of life around here to have the gov't (and ME!) support them. Disgraceful.....