Sunday, August 04, 2002

Slightly Off-Topic, I'll Admit

In an unsourced story in the Sunday "U.S. & World News In Brief," column--a daily summary of wire reports--there's an interesting bit from Chicago.

The daughter of Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.) was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstructing a police officer early Saturday, police said.

Ashley Blazer Biden, 21, of Wilmington, Del., was with a group of people on a North Side street where several bars are located when someone else threw a bottle at a police officer, police said.

When officers went to arrest another person, Biden blocked the officer's path and made intimidating statements, Officer JoAnn Taylor said.

Biden was arrsted on suspicion of obstructing a police officer.

She was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 20.

First of all, what's this "someone else...another person" business? Was it someone with her, or some total stranger? Sounds like a friend, but they wanted to obscure that for some reason.

But best of all is "...made intimidating statements." Like, maybe, "My dad is a US Senator and I'll have your job if you don't stop!"

Ahhhh...the new American aristocracy, same as the old. Same as it ever was.

Until next time, that is all.
Your Working Boy

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