Poultry Punishments

Santeria is a popular religion in parts of southern Florida and more specifically Miami. Apparently it’s similar to Voodoo in some ways. When I took Criminal Law last term my professor said that in Miami the followers of Santeria had a unique way of working towards the release of friends or relatives who had been arrested. They would slaughter a chicken as sacrifice, then take the chicken to the courthouse. Once there they took the chicken and swinging around once, hurled it at the courthouse steps. Imagine lawyers, judges, and bailiffs trying to get to work while trying to walk up the steps without stepping on anything fowl!

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Nathaniel is the main trumpet player for Longbow and handles much of the blog work. He is currently being homeschooled through high school.

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