If you are at all like me, you probably know very little about the so-called, “Cinnamon Challenge.” After a quick investigation, I can tell you that the challenge is actually a dare in which the challenger is supposed to swallow a tablespoon of powdered cinnamon without inhaling it, choking or vomiting. What is supposed to make it so “fun” is that someone videotapes the challenge and then posts the video on the internet. Sounds like a blast, huh?
This story is about a mentally challenged teenager from Mississippi who was forced to undergo the “cinnamon challenge” by the Chief of Police and four of his staff members while he was performing court ordered community service at the local city hall. The officials also are accused of beating the teenager up possibly because he told them while in the courtroom that “they ain’t about nothing.” I’d say he was right.
According to the story at the Daily Mail, the Chief of Police and the other police and city hall employees who were involved have been fired.