Boner of the Day

Boner Candidates February 17, 2016

Boner Candidate #1: HERE COME DA JUDGE….WEAVING TO THE COURT

If you can’t walk a straight line, how are you going to balance the scales of justice? An upstate New York judge was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated as she was heading to court on Saturday, state police say. Judge Leticia Astacio, 34, of Rochester was scheduled to oversee criminal arraignments when she was involved in a single-car accident on Interstate 490 around 8 a.m., WROC-TV reported. The former Monroe County Assistant District Attorney, who was elected as a Rochester City Court Judge in 2014, refused to take a breathalyzer test when approached by a state trooper, according to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Astacio was issued a ticket and is scheduled to appear in court on March 11. Another judge presided over Astacio’s arraignments in her place that morning, Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley told the Chronicle. Astacio did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

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Boner Candidate #2: WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DO… THESE KIDS ARE WITCHES.

Heartbreaking photos of a starving boy in Nigeria have garnered over a £100,000 in donations and highlighted the issue of superstition across the country. The boy, dubbed Hope, was found emaciated and abandoned after being accused of being a witch. Anja Ringgren Lovén, an aid worker from Denmark, shared the photos to Facebook, saying, “Thousands of children are being accused of being witches and we’ve both seen torture of children, dead children and frightened children.“This footage shows why I fight. Why I sold everything I own.” After adding that Hope was in hospital and that donations were being accepted to help his recovery, over 1 million Danish kroner (around £103,000) was donated in two days. The full story of what happened to Hope is not clear, but it seems that he is one of many young children in the country who are accused of being witches, then tortured, cast out or killed as a result.

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Boner Candidate #3: CAN’T WE PUT SOME PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR THIS?

Residents of Flint, Michigan, one of the poorest cities in the United States, paid some of the nation’s highest water bills even as the city failed to treat drinking water properly, leading to lead contamination, according to a report released on Tuesday. The annual water bill in Flint as of January 2015 was $864.32 for a household using 60,000 gallons a year, said Washington-based advocacy group Food & Water Watch. The rate remained high compared with many other cities even after a judge ordered Flint to reduce its rates by 35 percent and to stop charging a service fee. The study – which looked at the 500 largest community water systems in 48 states – showed that private, for-profit water systems generally charged more than the public water systems that prevail around the country. Flint’s water system is public. In a cost-cutting measure, Flint switched its water system from Detroit to a local river in 2014. The more corrosive water from the river leached lead from water system pipes, leading to unacceptably high levels of lead in hundreds of homes.

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