It's like a scene out of The Shawshank Redemption, except it's real life, with some totally random racism thrown in. In New York, two convicted murderers managed to escape from maximum security prison by using power tools to cut through the wall of their cell. The jailbreak has authorities scratching their heads over how they got away with it. I'm just wondering why they had to draw a racist Asian caricature on their farewell note.
With Power Tools and a Ruse, 2 Killers Flee New York Prison
48-year-old Richard Matt and 34-year-old David Sweat were discovered missing from the Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York early on Saturday morning. The pair apparently used power tools to cut through a steel wall in their neighboring cells, then traveled through a series of tunnels that led to a manhole outside prison walls. As I write this, they're still on the loose, with a massive manhunt underway.
The escape like it was a pretty sophisticated plan that took several days to execute. But yo, take a look at the parting message that Matt and Sweat left behind, presumably for authorities:
That's a yellow Post-it note with a caricature of an Asian face, complete with a conical hat, slanted eyes and buck teeth. It reads "Have a nice day!" It was found affixed next to a hole cut in a pipe.
That is some seriously random racism.
Okay, these two are clearly not nice guys. But really, why go with the racist caricature as your parting shot? Why even bother going there? I'm genuinely curious. It's just weird.
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