Wednesday, June 26, 2019

to laugh in delight; to weep in despair

One of the UK’s largest police forces apparently arrested a 93-year-old woman who had committed no crime because it was her “dying wish”....
Smith [a granddaughter] said that Greater Manchester police had “made an old lady very happy” by arresting her grandmother, adding: “She is quite poorly and wanted to do something like this while she still has the strength to enjoy it. She’s been good all her life (she says....) and wanted to have an experience to remember! She’s a star.”
The grim reality of the migration crisis unfolding on America’s southern border has been captured in photographs showing the lifeless bodies of a
Salvadoran father and his daughter who drowned as they attempted to cross the Rio Grande into Texas.
The images, taken on Monday, show Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez, 26, and his daughter Valeria, lying face down in shallow water. The 23-month-old toddler’s arm is draped around her father’s neck, suggesting that she was clinging to him in her final moments.


  1. 1. Indulging granny’s foolish wish didn’t deserve a mention in a newspaper. How about this: Hope she sues for false arrest and wins.

    2. I’d like to know how these alleged asylum seekers died. I just hope the photo wasn’t staged.

  2. After reading, hearing and listening to the detailed reports on how father and child died leaves me wondering why no one helped rescue them.