I just read this:
BALTIMORE – A city housing official pleaded guilty Thursday to stealing gift cards meant for needy children, becoming the latest public figure snagged in a probe that led to Mayor Sheila Dixon's indictment last week.
Lindbergh Carpenter Jr., 44, of Owings Mills pleaded guilty to stealing $140 worth of gift cards bought with city money for a Christmas program.
The cards never went to needy children. Instead, Carpenter used them to pay for part of a Nintendo Wii video game console for his own family, prosecutors said. Read
This is the type of crap that make people hate public officials. To some, $140 may not seem like a lot of money but it is the principle of the matter. To steal from poor children is about as low as one can go. It is especially low when you consider that he stole from needy children to buy A GAME!!! Not to feed his children; not to keep the heat on in the house; not to buy groceries. He purchased a game.
Someone needs to kick his arse!!!!