NewsJanuary 05, 2011 11:29 AM
Everyday America: Woman Hears Urban Music, Assumes Husband Is Hostage
They always go after the rural middle-school teachers.
In the popular vernacular, it was a butt dial, the bane of many a chagrined cell phone user. This time, it led to a frantic 911 call from a wife. Soon, more than 30 gun-toting officers converged on Carleton Washburne School, which also houses the District 36 offices where the man works.
And how could such a thing happen?
"He was listening to music and he had, I don't know, hip-hop … or music like that, where there were lyrics that were gangster-like," explained Mark Friedman, interim co-superintendent of District 36. "So there were lyrics on the radio as he was driving home, and she listened to it and became concerned."
Perhaps the government can give jobs to some of the black people left unemployed by the recession. They can go around to the rural areas of this country and encourage the hill people to come up and touch their non-white skin and see that they are not so scary and murderous after all. And then America will finally have Hope n' Change. [Chicago Tribune via Wonkette operative "Juli Weiner"]