Small World

My man Radley Balko linked to this story today:

BUXTON, Maine — Buxton police raided a building where people were trying to raise money to give free food to the needy.

It happened at the Narragansett Pythian Sisters Temple on Route 22 where people were playing the card game Texas Hold’em to benefit the Buxton Community Food Co-op.

But state police said the game was illegal.

That’s because whenever a gambling tournament is held to raise money for a group and takes place at its headquarters, a permit is needed and the co-op didn’t have one.

So, state police seized cards, poker chips and $500 in cash — money the food co-op desperately needed.

Scofflaws!  Lock em up!

  • Boz Scaggs

    I think i know that place. it is a unversalist type church… and there was this wierd dude who stood out there every sunday across the road from it with a sign that said “thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife” i shit you not.

  • Jimmy Reefercake

    here is an idea- take the friggin cops who are wasting their time hassling churches and worthless traffic shit and send them down to the hood in Bmore where they can do some real good. step it up a notch!!

  • Boz Scaggs

    I live for those who love me, For those who know me true ; For the Heaven that smiles above me, And awaits my spirit too ; For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrong that needs resistance, For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.

    from the book “Talks on Pythianism”