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Elderly Woman With Dementia JAILED for Feeding Crows!


Offbeat  (tags: birds, dementia, jail, ethics, government, off-beat, police, woman, bizarre, mental health )

Kamia
- 1957 days ago - dailykos.com
In yet more proof that the U.S. needs to find a different way to deal with those who suffer mental challenges, an elderly woman is being held in JAIL because she sprinkled bread around her house to feed the local crow population!



   

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Frances Darcy (92)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 10:48 am
What the heck....
 

Arielle S (313)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 11:21 am
And whatever is wrong with feeding crows? Oh, I see it is Florida where in certain parts, bird feeders are no longer allowed because of the bears. Bears who have lost their food source and space because of all the people. Yet another good reason to not like people much....
 

Brad H (21)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 12:01 pm
thanks
 

Athena F (131)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 1:56 pm
:(
 

Cindy Miars (101)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 2:05 pm
And they say she has dementia? Someone that can harm and/or kill an animal doesn't even get charged. What is wrong here???? To cause harm to an animal is ok, but to feed birds is not? Seriously, this country is in trouble with this train of thought.
 

Scott haakon (4)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 3:32 pm
The court order is just that a court order. What about that does anyone not understand?
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 3:41 pm
And whats wrong with feeding birds I do it all the time and i dont have dementia Arielle is right people get worse
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 4:06 pm
Something sounds very wrong here. Many of us feed the birds and are not jailed. I'm wondering why they are picking on this elderly woman, did someone spiteful turn her in or make a complaint or what? It just doesn't sound right to do this to anyone let alone and elderly person. Dementia or not there is no crime in feeding the birds....this is crazy.....glad I don't live there.
 

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 8:32 pm
The real point is Scott H, be it a court order or even in the end having her spend time in jail, this inane position should not have been taken in the first place,

"allegedly leaving bread outside her home in central Florida to feed the birds."

She has spent time in jail:

"On Monday, the former middle school teacher was charged with feeding animals in opposition to the court order after officers checking on her allegedly found bread left out."

Fletcher told the station that a medical evaluation has determined Musselman has Alzheimer's and dementia.

"I understand the court orders need to be obeyed. But this woman, she's mentally ill, judge," he told the court.

The judge ordered Musselman to be held in jail until a more complete mental evaluation can take place."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/05/mary-musselman-feeds-crows_n_4905249.html

Quick, the future of the U.S. is at stake, call Homeland Security! Maybe even the NSA, the CIA and
a SWAT team. Get the National Guard out too.

She is mentally ill and a lot of people with mental illness are shoved into the prison system without getting their mental illnesses properly treated. But then, with the growth of the For Profit Prison System within the U.S., she is just another make work project for prisons.

Totally illogical to treat this woman the way that she has been treated.
 

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 8:55 pm
I do that all the time. Wow, maybe I'm crazy and I don't know it. Now now don't rush to agree with me...seriously this is beyond insane. What do the authorities there use for brains? This is ludicrous in the extreme.
 

Marie W (67)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 11:39 pm
WTF! This is a waste of time and money. Somebody needs to get a brain.
 

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 3:17 am
???? N'importe quoi }:-((
 

Carmen S (611)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 4:12 am
So sad that it comes to things like this, thanks for sharing this, Kamia.
 

PrimaAWAY B (1278)
Wednesday March 12, 2014, 6:27 pm
This is insane that any judge would even do this. WTH??!!/ This is nuts.
I know in my city they are trying to get the crows out of the downtown area and i could see them doing something as stupid as a move like this to this poor woman.

This is horribly wrong!!!
 
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