This man, James Verone, robbed a bank for one dollar. Why only one dollar? Because he knew that in prison he could get the medical care he could not afford with his part time salary as a convenience store clerk. He was approved for food stamps, but they did little to help his finances. Between his back problems, carpel tunnel, and arthritis, he simply couldn’t handle the pain any longer.
On June 9th, he sent a letter to his local paper, the Gaston Gazette, that stated: “When you receive this a bank robbery will have been committed by me. this robbery is being committed by me for one dollar. I am of sound mind but not so much sound body.”
He then took a cab to the RBC Bank, and handed the teller a note asking for one dollar and medical attention. He quietly took a seat in the lobby and waited for police to arrive.
Since Verone only stole one dollar, he was only charged with larceny. His bail, which he doesn’t plan to pay is set at $2,000, reduced from the normal $100,000. He’s scheduled to see a doctor this Friday, and hopes to get foot surgery, back surgery and to have a protrusion on his check treated.
To me, this is the perfect example of how disturbingly corrupt and unjust our health care system has become under HMO’s. For this man, or any person for that matter, feels that he needs to be imprisoned just to see a doctor, is ridiculous.
This is exactly what I hate about America. Why is it that you can buy an entire house with money you don’t have, but still can’t apply for health care if you don’t meet the requirements? That’s messed up.
when my mom was pregnant she would put a walkman up to her stomach and play cher’s greatest hits and she apologizes for it every day because she thinks that’s what made me gay
accent marks and italics can make any word look beautiful
when you’re in a bad mood and your guy friends immediately ask if you’re on your period
We ask because we need to know if your legit having a problem we can help with. Or if your just emotional problems because of biology.
Moral of the rant. Don’t trust anything that bleeds for 7 days and doesn’t die.
we’re gonna need a bigger jar
this piece of shit company
*holding phone in hand* where the fuck is my phone
You’re making me feel happy. It’s weird and i don’t think its punk.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: The felony charges against the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement Cop Watcher arrested with two Justice Committee Cop Watchers at the Kimani Gray Vigil on 3/13 were DROPPED today! A few misdemeanor and violation charges against all three remain. More updates to come. #CopWatchIsLegal!