Monday, January 04, 2010
Welcome To The Welfare State
Johnny Lee Wicks, age 66, is living proof that no government handout goes unpunished. Wicks is the guy who shot and killed a security officer and seriously wounded a deputy U.S. Marshal in the federal office building in Las Vegas today because he was upset about a cut in his social security disability payment. Wicks became eligible for social security disability a few years ago when he suffered a stroke. After his condition improved, Wicks' benefits were cut in half. He sued the government pro se, claiming that the Social Security Administration cut his benefits because he was black. A federal judge later dismissed Wicks' complaint. Judging by the contents of his complaint, it's a pretty safe bet that Wicks was educated in a bad public school. Here's a snippet of what he wrote in his complaint: "This Case from the Start was about race. . .The case manager in California violated my rights . . . he started this Scam . . . he put all of none sence (sic) in the System. Lots of state workers and agencies have took part in this Scam mainly for old blacks who are not well educated." Sigh. Federal officers shot and killed Wicks after he continued firing bullets from his shotgun outside the federal courthouse.