Via Transterrestrial Musings I read another update on the Mary Frances Berry saga. While a video tape of federal Marshals dragging Berry out of the building would be quite a visceral thrill, I just have to wonder why a simpler solution is not used. Why not just change the locks? Or post a bouncer to keep her from entering the build? Surely she’s not physically sitting in the building 24×7. Or just stop payment on her paychecks. Or turn off the office water/power/heating until she gives up.
I like the last suggestion best. I mean, what does the Civil Rights Commission do except consume money and provide a media platform for Berry? Why not just shut it down until Berry gets tired of hanging out in dark, cold offices? And if she doesn’t and the Commission is disabled for years — that’s definitely a win-win situation.