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skippy the bush kangaroo



Thursday, September 15, 2005

welcome to the new amerika
merlene maten undoubtedly stands out in the prison where she has been held since hurricane katrina. the 73-year-old church deaconess, never before in trouble with the law, now sleeps among hardened criminals. her bail is a stiff $50,000. her offense? police say the grandmother from new orleans took $63.50 in goods from a looted deli the day after katrina struck.

...maten has been moved from a parish jail to a state prison an hour away. and the judge who set $50,000 bail by phone -- 100 times the maximum $500 fine under state law for minor thefts -- has not returned a week's worth of calls, her lawyer said. - wwl
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