- In case you haven’t been paying attention, here’s a quick example of the problem with drug raids by police. This might serve as a nice, quick litmus; if you read this article then still think the police should be able to raid homes in the middle of the night on suspicion of drug possession, you really are an authoritarian.
- Don’t pay your parking tickets in Baltimore. You could end up getting arrested.
- . . . and apparently, you will get tickets — even if you didn’t do anything wrong.
- Of course, even being thousands of miles away from Baltimore is no defense against its insane ticketing policy. This woman was in Florida when a ticket was assessed for a parking infraction in Baltimore. The long arm of the law, indeed.
- Don’t be a cop in Baltimore, either. This police officer was charged in a rape case for crimes he couldn’t possibly have committed because he wouldn’t drop a defamation suit against the police department. Again, Baltimore accuses people of crimes when they weren’t even there to commit them.
- Don’t buy property in the Houston area — the government may steal it. Don’t worry if the video doesn’t work for you; there’s a story in text below it. In my case, only audio worked.
- Never go to jail quietly in Arkansas — you may end up dying of thirst. A woman was thrown in jail, then forgotten for four days, and almost died of dehydration.
- Children pay for the sins of the fathers (and mothers), at least in the case of illegal immigrants.
- Just when you thought some politicians might be getting a clue, they start trying to make things worse again. Instead of loosening restrictions on “consensual crimes”, politicians are considering the addition of salvia to the roster of recreational chemicals included in the “war on some drugs”. How fun — another reason to break down the wrong door, shoot the wrong suspect, and prosecute people for first degree murder for defending their homes from unknown violent intruders.
- By the way, John McCain is the least consistent member of the Senate. I just thought you might want to know.
12 March 2008
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