Man Bites Off Rat’s Head on Facebook Video; Sentenced to Community Service

He was not repentant about causing suffering to the rat, and was apparently doing it for shock value and his 15 minutes of fame:

The graphic video, which has been seen more than 236,000 times, shows Mr Maloney storming into a room, biting off the rat’s head and washing it down with three shots of vodka. He then gets punched in the face and has a chair broken over his back before saying “beat that”.

Read the full story on The Telegraph here.

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Untipped Waitress Tweets About “Killing Mexicans”; Fired

A waitress at Texas Roadhouse was not tipped after serving some diners who apparently appeared to be Mexican (or Mexican American). Frustrated, she took to Twitter to… rant about how she “would kill as many Mexicans as [she] could in one night…”! She was promptly fired.

“The tweet upset Greeley residents who complained to management at Texas Roadhouse – Greeley and cost Megan Olson her job.  “This type of offensive, discriminatory language has absolutely no place at Texas Roadhouse,” company spokesman Travis Doster said.”

I wonder if her attitude to the customers in the first place caused them to not to tip her.

Read the full story at the Denver Post here.

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Red Cross Adds New Safety Poster; Criticized

Some people disagree that the poster was racist. Here’s the poster in question:

Red Cross Poster

“The organization said the poster’s intent was to promote safety by showing “cool” and “not cool” behavior at the pool, but critics noted that white children were behaving while those of color were not.

A Twitter-based campaign directed at the Red Cross noted “a new pool poster” should be sent because “the current one they have (with) your name on it is super racist,” a Twitter message noted.

The agency responded quickly: “We deeply apologize for any misunderstanding, as it was absolutely not our intent to offend anyone,” it said in a statement, adding it has asked partner agencies and locations to remove the poster. The campaign was designed to reduce the drowning rate in high-risk communities.”

Read the full article on the Denver Post here.

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