1. The law’s the law in New York. And just wait until Eliot Spitzer gets his hands on you.
Sad state of affairs when an ounce of week gets your home invaded, your door broken down, and your dog slaughtered.
2. Of course, there’s never been such a thing as a separation between church and state, anymore than there’s a separation between mind and body. It’s just another false dichotomy. More accurately, the church and state are soulmates and bedfellows.
A recently enacted law allows
county prosecutors, the state attorney general, or, as a last resort,
alleged victims to ask judges to civilly declare someone to be a sex
offender even when there has been no criminal verdict or successful
…the Catholic Church pursuaded
Ohio lawmakers to put off allowing the Church to be held liable for sex
offenses by priests. In exchange, the state will set up a system where
by people never convicted of a crime — Catholic priest or no — can be
tagged with a career-ending, unfathomably stigmatizing "sex offender"
label without so much as a trial.
3. If this guy is who he says he is, the most remarkable bit about it is that there aren’t thousands of him amongst the police forces in this country. That there is not tells you all you need to know about public enemy number one.
If anything you have
understated the extent or true danger of the problem. Many of us in
police work call these people ninja wannabes and they frighten US! It
seems these units are largely constituted from people with no military
service or training yet they want to dress up and play like cowboy
4. Look at it this way, Radley. They get to dress up like tough guys, and, you know, it’s all tied up in that "respect the uniform" larceny in the quest to build a false sense of self-esteem. Then, in all that body armor, flash-bang grenades, tear gas, and automatic weaponry do they actually go out and put their lives on the line taking out some genuine bad guys? No. They’re pussies. They go and hassle honest folks who aren’t hurting a soul.
Wires, guns, and undercover
cops. All paid for by you, American taxpayer. And all to prevent sick
people from medicating themselves with demon marijuana. Not only that,
but in a state whose citizens have specifically authorized the drug for those purposes. What a terrific bunch of limited government Republicans we have running this country.
5. Rounding up Radley’d roundup. "Scalia’s ‘New Professionalism’"
6. I was in San Diego last weekend when this happened. Yep, like I’ve always said, there is one ultimate and final penalty for every single law, statute, and regulation on the books. That penalty is death.
7. Careful how much money you pay for your next home purchase. If someone thinks you paid too much, someone might want to question you. So, naturally, that’s gonna involve a SWAT team, teargas, and all that stuff that goes along with serving "high-risk warrants." Now, this happened in Powell, OH, but you know what they say: coming soon to a SWAT team near you."