Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sleep Soundly, America: 81-Year-Old Lady Jailed for Feeding Birds

Melissa Melton
Activist Post

That’s right.

An elderly woman violated her probation by leaving bread crumbs out in her yard for crows and will remain behind bars.

Eighty-one-year-old Mary Musselman was first arrested last month for feeding bears in her backyard. One of the bears was euthanized over it because the Fish and Wildlife Service said the bears might learn not to be afraid of people anymore and then get aggressive.

The judge in the case warned Musselman not to feed any more wild animals of any kind:
A judge gave her probation at the time, and made it clear: Do it again, and go to jail.
She did, was arrested in January, and the case ignited controversy when Musselman was held without bond.
Apparently where it got really serious is when officers recently went by to check on her home (as they reportedly did over and over) and found bread crumbs in her yard one day:
Her attorney, William Fletcher, told FOX 13 that officers issued a new arrest warrant after checking on her home and seeing that she was leaving bread out for crows.
That violates her court order not to feed any wild animals.
Yep. An elderly lady was caught leaving out pieces of stale bread for the birds.

This is a clear violation of her probation not to feed any wild animals — even birds, apparently.
(What is this, an Alfred Hitchcock movie?)

She was arrested and put back in jail.

Her attorney has argued that his client is mentally ill, suffering from Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and should be allowed to live with her brother under supervision. The judge instead ordered that Musselman remain in jail until she receives a more thorough mental evaluation.

It’s a good thing we live in such a complete and utter nanny state that we now have Fish and Wildlife Service officers serving and protecting us all by repeatedly checking people’s yards for bread crumbs and making sure to reserve our already overburdened criminal justice system and jails for those who pose the absolute biggest threat and are most dangerous to society at large…

Sure, this lady may have mental health issues, but being left in jail for the crime of…feeding birds? Is that really in her best interest (or that of, well, anyone else including her elderly husband who is ill and now all alone)?

So the mega banks are too big to fail or prosecute, and the lobbyist-bought politicians and criminals on Wall Street can roam free to continue to wreck the country hand over fist, but we’re jailing elderly people for sprinkling a little stale bread in their yards for the birds?

Wow, America. Wow.

Melissa Melton is a writer, researcher, and analyst for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared, and a co-creator of TruthstreamMedia. Wake the flock up!

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u know who said...

Gov. is magnet for bottom scum.

Anonymous said...

Please don't feed the birds, bears and government.

Anonymous said...

All the spoiled brats that were raised by ignorant parents giving them everything they demanded except, good life standards, principals, respect, discipline, now have jobs with guns and badges.

What did you expect, maturity and intelligence?

Welcome to self made Lord of the Flies.

Anonymous said...

She was jailed for violating her generous probation requirements after she repeatedly fed BEARS!! I live in Florida and I feel much better knowing this senile old biddy is locked up.

How would you feel if a bear mauled your kid to death because he was so used to being around this worthless old bag? Hope she cries every night, but I doubt that she understands that she is FELON for endangering the public. Waste of oxygen, iyam.

Anonymous said...

Ya initially for feeding bears...ok maybe a risk to the local more really than the local beaurocrats. But she was ARRESTED AND JAILED...not for feeding food scraps to bears...she was tossing her stale bread into her yard for birds rather than waste it with the other mass amount of food that WESTERN NATIONS wastes(no denying that I am guilty as well but really, sounds about on par with harassing somebody for a garden in their front yard. Yes there is probably more context to this story but jailed for feeding birds...all i can say is WTF!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 2:15 PM - You are a heartless, mean-spirited PRICK. This ELDERLY woman has Alzheimers and Dementia, Do You have any idea what that means, you selfish,vile, disgusting, evil PIG? Have you ever been around anyone with those diseases? Do you have an elderly Mother, Aunt, Father, Uncle? Chances are someone in your lifetime will have these dreaded diseases that sap a person's memory and cognitive ability to function in the world. You will watch them waste away and lose their identity right in front of you. Trust me, you will watch someone die from Alzheimers and Dementia before you will ever see anyone get mauled by a bear (unless you happen to live in Alaska).

No empathy, no understanding, no tolerance - YOU ARE THE WASTE OF OXYGEN. What a dumb fucking idiot you are - yep - let's waste precious resources on a harmless elderly ill woman instead of chasing those gang-bangers, drug dealers, and other hardcore criminal elements across the country. That woman is the bane of everyone's existence, Anonymous 2:16PM, she'll be the downfall of this country...

Hellonwheels said...

I would have given her 20 years. Total disrespect for communism.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2:16 - I think with all your rage, you should be locked up as well...

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Point well made at the end - Wall St gangsters rape the country and get a slap on the wrist, and were told not to do it again - but they did; old lady defies law on feeding birds and they lock her up - this is very, very wrong.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:16 - Congrats for being STUPID! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

FELON for endangering the public, so is Monsanto for pushing GMO food on Americans and NOT telling them. You people who think this old lady is a problem really have an issue with perspective.

Anonymous said...

at 81, most are useless to our new society. Why are we preserving these old folks when it costs us trillions of dollars? For what purpose? they have lived a full life.

Anonymous said...

9 Million Lbs. of “Diseased and Unsound” Meat May Have Reached 35 States, Says USDA.

However, most were placed in Government positions, while the remainder found jobs with Fish and Wildlife branches.

The U.S. has the best-armed civilian population in the world, with an estimated 270 million total guns. That’s an average of 89 firearms for every 100 residents — (The Blaze). Apparently nobody knows when or how to use them.

Anonymous said...

May God return to this judge and the Fish and Wildlife service what they have handed out. It seems that these bottom feeders have eaten too much well from the bottom that they do not recognize kindness when they see it. Feeding the bears I understand but probation? What kind of fool is this "judge" anyway.
No wonder that in 1966 at the American Bar Association convention in Louisville Kentucky the then seditious supreme court justice William O Douglas said
"We have now been successful in turning the US Constitution on it's head."
For which comment the entire bar delegates stood and gave a standing ovation coupled with wild cheers from all of the lawyers there. So it comes as no surprise that this man that calls himself a judge would do such attrocities to an elderly woman that is 81 years old. What a fool!

Anonymous said...

There is something seriously wrong with you. Locking up an elderly woman for feeding birds , really ? My tax dollars being wasted on things such as this.
But to call her worthless and a waste of oxygen is extremely disresoectful. Would you feel the same way if this were your grandmother?
Get a grip... and be respectful . You too will be elderly one day.

Anonymous said...

You're an ignorant piece of dirt! You got it right, you are a wast if oxygen...

Anonymous said...

Our govt is such a joke

Unknown said...

Isaiah 3 v. 4 says it all!!

Mistaron said...

Alzheimer's and Dementia!?

This poor individual should be in receipt of social care and understanding.

It seems that there are many of you whom have signed on to a kind of group-think that is the epitome of the money-gorged psychopaths. The lack of empathy regarding this woman's truly, horrifying condition, is outstandingly indefensible!

I am not a man of religion, but if there is an intelligence greater than ourselves, I would pray that you cold-blooded excuses for humanity, bear a week in this unfortunate PERSON's shoes!

There are more caring options than this to resolve whatever problems may have transpired. There really is extraordinary mitigation here.

What next? Mandatory euthanasia???

You make me sick!

Hide Behind said...

THere is a reason bitch with the scales is blind, and the case has merits no matter how fn old the woman is, if there is danger too herself and others by her actions let proof be presented, and age except as an infirmity along both physical and mental grounds has seperate laws rules and legal procedures to follow, and it is always up to Courts Mercy upon how accused is treated.
Womans lawyer just an incompetant ass making a living while game officials being the lowest pieces of shit in government are doing same.
There is no more example of wasted money and resources than game department personell and for every Dudly Do Wrong in the field riding sround 8 hours a day in a luxo 4x4 that is actually a benefit they are not taxed upon thrre are hundreds of pencil and film and co-ordinators of bonding sessions.
The budgets for game manals staff is huge and they turn most of it over to newsprint private or states own form publishing contractors or even more staffing , that kills the forest does not help fish birds or animals.
They are now all a part of Homeland Security and FEMA first responder teams under the fusion center controllers.
Their agency incompetence and ineffecient use of resources and the slowest witted if not lowest IQ bureaucrats now as state and federalized policeman is scary.
Hope this womans case can be settled with her needs being taken care of in a kindly manner, but I doubt it will be.

Anonymous said...

He's right about the feeding bears thing. And living in country bread crumbs attract more than birds. They had to kill a bear becuase of this womans carelessness. However I agree jail time may be yo harsh and maybe house arrest with a family member would be bettet choice.

b said...

So you leave out the same food the bears ate, but they won't touch it now because you say you leave it for the crows? Right.
In Ely Minnesota in bad years, you sometimes get bears walking into town and rifling the garbage cans on main street (and...) and the idiot tourists (went on vacation and forgot to pack their brains and manners) think they are all trained by the town as a tourist attraction. Some literally try to put their kids on the back of the bear for a picture!!!
The woman is, unfortunately creating a danger - but too many people are so divorced from the reality of nature they think everything is like a freaking Bambi cartoon. Wake up city fools - nature kills too.
In the book, (italian original) i think Bambi gets shot.

Anonymous said...

The Affordable Care Act will refer the case to the death panels for their responsibility will be to decide who lives and who dies.

elizabeth hilosky said...

You need to be IGNORED!!!!

elizabeth hilosky said...

You need to be IGNORED!!!!

Anonymous said...

She was probably framed by the US Devil Government

Anonymous said...

Uh oh, I feed the squirrels in my area from time to time. Does that make me a criminal?

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