Thursday, March 28, 2013

ruling-class prerogatives

The president of Mexico's brother-in-law, who happens to be governor of the city-state they call the Federal District, is in trouble for killing a prisoner.

The gov had Gabriel Hernandez, a rebel commander, pulled from his cell, shot, and set on fire. All of this, according to the NY Times account, while he was high on weed.

He then went to another prison, but they refused to hand over anyone for him to kill at that place. So he got pissed and went and got drunk.

Later that night he was arrested in a whorehouse. It's all in a day's work for a busy administrator.

These things happened 100 years ago today, and I found this item at the wonderful blog "Whatever It Is, I'm Against It." Enrique Zepeda, the brother-in-law of the cruel fascist dictator Victoriano Huerta (pictured) was acquitted in November of charges stemming from this incident due to temporary insanity. After all, he had been smoking those killer buds.

Also 100 years ago today marked the passing of May C. Brooks, the last surviving member of the Laura Keene Company, who were performing "My American Cousin" at Ford's Theatre in D.C. the night Lincoln was shot. (From the same source.)

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