CBS – A dispute over a spot in line at a food stamp office downstate escalated into a full-fledged brawl. The fight on Tuesday was captured on video and shows at least four women wrestling and punching each other. At one point, the video shows two women grabbing each other while a third punches one of them on the back of the head. At another point, a woman walks across the office and punches another person in the face. Security officers struggled to end the chaos. It took them several minutes to separate the group and restore order. Some of the people involved in the fight initially refused to leave. “It`s just been cool, everybody standing in line, doing what they do, trying to get their stamps, trying to get, you know, whatever they`re trying to get. It`s never been like this in there,” Detria Graves told the FOX news affiliate in St. Louis.
Was that Chingy? You know him, Murphy Lee, and at least a few other St. Lunatics had to be in there getting their stamps for the month.
I’m sure this was just a deep political discussion gone awry. The one young lady probably had very strong views on how the state legislature should handle the ongoing fiscal issues facing their tight-knit St. Louis community i.e. imbalance of wealth, unfair distribution of tax revenue, and how education reform negatively impacts the city’s ability to pursue superior teaching candidates. It’s obvious the other ladies’ rebuttals fell on deaf ears and instead of continued discussion they instead took physical action. Happens all the time in low-income food stamp offices all around the country. Political and philosophical differences often quickly devolve into hand-to-hand combat.
It’s time the authorities did something and stepped in to put an end to these ongoing contentious debates. Becoming far too common in poor communities today. Someone could be seriously injured.