Your tax dollars at work
Fraud is rampant in the vast array of benefits the American welfare state is providing to all comers. And now we have a poster child for the abuse. In Boston, the perpetrator of a horrifying drunk driving incident caught on camera, turns out to be an immigrant from an impoverished nation with a party-hearty lifestyle financed by those too stupid to take advantage of the system.
Jack Encarnacao of the Boston Herald lays out the situation:
A Cadillac-driving OUI suspect - charged with running a Boston Globe delivery truck off Interstate 93 and onto the Leverett Connector - was carrying three EBT cards, mocked a cop "for paying for food when she gets it for free" and threatened to put a voodoo curse on him, according to a police report.
"I questioned her as to why she had other peoples (sic) EBT cards and she began screaming that I was a 'dumb (expletive)' for paying for food when she gets it for free," trooper William Kokocinski wrote of Vivencia Bellegarde, 25, of Everett, noting she had her own electronic benefits transfer card and also the cards of two other people.
"She repeatedly called me a racist and told me she was from Haiti and she was gonna 'put voodoo on my white (expletive),'" Kokocinski wrote. "(She) told me to Google her name and find out who I was '(expletive) with'. She further explained that her name translated means 'give life take life' and she emphasized 'TAKE LIFE'. She then shouted that she was 'coming for all you white (expletives).'"
How charming. For some reason, I find myself not celebrating this bit of diversity. Ms. Bellegarde's immigration status is strangely unspecified.