Thursday, March 22, 2007
Criminal clothing and suits in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• Naomi Campbell spent her third day of community service cleaning lockers and scrubbing toilets. Now some critics are questioning the supermodel’s intention to auction off her work clothes for charity. The plans may violate state laws prohibiting felons from generating profits for their crimes. “Clearly this is income generated from the commission of a crime,” said a New York criminal-defense lawyer. “While it may not have violated the letter of ‘Son of Sam [laws against criminal profiteering],’ it certainly violated the spirit of it.” Look for legislators to introduce the Naomi Amendment.
• A couple in New York is suing a Park Avenue fertility clinic for screwing up the sperm used during in-vitro conception. The couple — the husband is White and the wife is Hispanic — accidentally received sperm from a Black man. They filed an emotional distress suit with numerous charges: they fear the natural father may claim rights to the child; they question whether additional screw-ups may mean they have other natural children or half-children out there; the child will be unaware of her full medical history; and they believe the child “may be subjected to physical and emotional illness as a result of not being the same race as her parents and siblings.” The kid’s had a rough childhood and she’s not even 3 years old.