More dog piling.
Jay comes up with a number of links, including this one where the St. George, Missouri Police have got themselves a lawyer and quite predictably the spin is that motorists like the good
Brett Darrow are engaging in what essentially amounts to entrapment.
"This is clearly a case where this young man is baiting police
officers," attorney Travis L. Noble said. "This isn’t someone who just
happened upon this."
Well guess what? I sure hope so. I understand why Darrow might feel the need, for his own safety, to lie about something like that. He’s engaged with an enemy that’s demonstrated that Darrow would need to take every reasonable precaution. In this case, it’s akin to a small moral insurgency, not massive civil disobedience where one takes the risk of complete honesty and forthrightness in both breaking the law and baiting law enforcement to do something about it.
Darrow himself gets to the only essential matter:
"They think I’m out to get them, but they’re stopping me," Darrow said.
That’s called context, laddies and gentlemen. The legal man continues.
"Apparently he knows how officers operate," Noble added, referring to
Darrow. "He drives past a cop, pulls into an empty lot, turns off the
lights and waits. That is absolutely going to draw the attention of the
We’ve probably gone beyond the point in terms of obsessive submission to "authority" in this culture to not even skip a beat in demanding to know why.
Ha! I just this second got to the link In Jay’s update to that post. Honest to effin’ God. That kind of makes my 2nd paragraph, right below the first quote, a bit more prescient, eh?
But that’s not the point I wanted to make when I began this. Yesterday I made the point that it’s really fun to see the tables turned. I mean, it just makes me giggle to see all these pig boys going down in flames, finally, finally exposed for what I’ve known for years they’re essentially all about; all while fools — especially law & order republicans — can’t get their noses brown fast enough when it comes to law enforcement. Stupid effs. Most days I loath republicans even more than democrats, if you can believe that.
Here’s the thing to think about with that "entrapment" angle, as if it matters. The reason the pigs use entrapment in things like drugs, prostitution…"vice," in general, is that no one’s complaining. They don’t need paid criminal informants and undercover pigs to catch muggers and rapists. Why? Because there’s a victim. Without a victim, "criminals" must be entrapped. The operative principle with entrapping the pigs in this way is that victims will never be believed and that’s if they even talk for fear of what the pigs might make up or do to them. Accordingly, when the pigs engage in entrapment it’s to catch someone who’s not hurting anyone else. When good heroes like Darrow do it, it’s to catch predators. Big difference.