Apr 222011
 
Police Brutality in the US - Caught On Video

Here’s a video that should make your blood boil.  A private citizen – Mitchell Crooks – was filming police activity.  He was on private property at the time.  Filming the police is perfectly lawful, on public or private property. A police officer approaches him, demands Crooks stop filming – something he has no right to demand, then beats Crooks up when Crooks claims he is within his rights to videotape the scene, then arrests him […]

Apr 142011
 
The Danger of Selling Stuff

Jim and Charlene Sanders, a couple in their mid 40s, advertised a diamond ring for sale.  Nothing too unique about that. Among other people who called to express interest in the ring were Kiyoshi Higashi and Amanda Knight, who arranged to visit and view the ring.  Still a perfectly normal event. But, upon being admitted to the Sanders’ home, Higashi pulled out a gun, let two more cohorts into the house, tied up the Sanders […]

Mar 262011
 
The Enemy of My Friend is My ????

There’s a huge amount to dislike about the actions we are taking in Libya at present.  It is so extraordinarily inconsistent – why are we ignoring all the other nasty dictators around the world, and all the other popular uprisings, and instead deciding to take on Gaddafi in Libya? You might say, cynically, that it is all about the oil, but I’m not even sure that oil is a large part of this equation – […]

Mar 132011
 
It is Official - the Police are getting Stupider (per Justice Dept mandate)

Your city’s finest?  Apparently not quite so fine these days, at least not if the Justice Department has its way. The Department of Justice – increasingly a source of political correctness, and sadly less frequently a source of justice – has decided that the solution to ‘too few’ black people being in certain police departments is to lower the entrance exam standards.  Presumably if it is easier to pass the police entrance exam, more black […]

Mar 092011
 
Sting or Entrapment?  Mission Creep or Commendable?

Sting or Entrapment?  Mission Creep or Commendable? Don’t get me wrong.  I detest creeps who prey on young children as much as anyone else, and feel society’s needs would be well served by lining them up against the wall and shooting them, whether it be in the balls or in the head. But. We have to be very careful to be just as ethical and fastidiously honorable in law enforcement actions to apprehend pedophiles as […]

Mar 082011
 
In a Reversal of Roles, Home Intruder Calls Police for Help

So, what do most burglars do when breaking into a house?  Yes, they start stealing things, right? And if they become aware of the home owner returning home, what do they do?  Hopefully, they leave quickly! But that’s not what happened when a man in Portland, OR, broke into a home there.  Instead of going for the family silver, he went for – the shower!  And in the process of showering, he somehow became aware […]

Mar 072011
 
US Legal Tender - ie Cash - Not Accepted Without ID on FL Turnpike

I don’t know when you last drove on one of the toll roads operated by the Florida Turnpike Authority, but believe you me, it can be an expensive experience.  What do they do – pave the roads with gold? Anyway, so there you are, pulling up to the ticket collector’s box, and you’re due to pay maybe a $7 or greater toll.  The good news is that the Florida Turnpike website says Customers can pay […]

Feb 212011
 
Political Correctness Infects the Navy (Old News, but....)

Okay, sadly there’s nothing particularly new about how all our armed services have shame-facedly capitulated to the overwhelming force of political correctness. After all, the two main reasons the Fort Hood muslim terrorist was so successful (13 killed, 29 wounded) were : (a)  Because soldiers aren’t trusted with firearms.  Yes, read that again slowly – we don’t trust our soldiers with firearms, even on their own base. (b)  Because the terrorist was a muslim terrorist.  […]

Feb 152011
 
Real Life James Bonds - Fascinating Reading

You might have heard of the apparent assassination of a high ranking member of Hamas by what was subsequently claimed to be a team of Mossad agents from Israel, who intercepted the Hamas terrorist in Dubai.  This took place in January 2010. Here now is a fascinating and very detailed account of what transpired, that makes for reading that is as interesting as any James Bond story ever was. But – a word of caution.  […]