Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Police Taser an Emu

Do you think the bird will be charged with “resisting arrest” or “obstruction of justice”, which is simply a fancy way of describing the “disobedience of a police officer”.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Plaxico Burress Goes To Jail Today

Plaxico Burress begins his two year prison sentence today for violating the arbitrarily set law by some New York bureaucrats when he shot himself in the leg. Can someone please point out the victim of this alleged "crime"?

Drug Police Play Wii During Raid

Tampa Bay drugs cops stopped to play Wii bowling during a raid of an alleged purveyor of non-FDA approved pharmaceuticals. Once again we see the outcome of a never ending drug "war". These are not simply one-off situations of bad decision making by a few select cops. This is a systematic problem that is inherent in any protection agency that is run by a coercive monopoly, the state.

Chicago Cop Handcuffs Nurse At ER

A head emergency room nurse at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital has sued the city and a Chicago Police officer for handcuffing her and putting her in the back of a squad car during a dispute over drawing blood from a suspected drunken driver.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Summary of Politics from Always Sunny

Here is a summary of politics and politicians from the funny folks at It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. [language NSFW]

Friday, September 4, 2009

Police Shoot Fire Chief Over Ticket Dispute

Jericho, AR Fire Chief, Don Payne went to court to protest a ticket and was met with a bullet from one of the seven police officers, the city's entire force.

Now the police chief has disbanded his force "until things calm down," a judge has voided all outstanding police-issued citations and sheriff's deputies are asking where all the money from the tickets went. With 174 residents, the city can keep seven police officers on its rolls but missed payments on police and fire department vehicles and saw its last business close its doors a few weeks ago.

Quick math: 7 police officers for 174 residents. That's one cop per 25 residents. I bet they feel extra "served".

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Swine Flu Provides New Government Powers

As with any tragedy (see: 9/11), the government seizes the opportunity to expand its role into the people's lives -- the swine flu is the next example.

A "pandemic response bill" currently making its way through the Massachusetts state legislature would allow authorities to forcefully quarantine citizens in the event of a health emergency, compel health providers to vaccinate citizens, authorize forceful entry into private dwellings and destruction of citizen property and impose fines on citizens for noncompliance.

If citizens refuse to comply with isolation or quarantine orders in the event of a health emergency, they may be imprisoned for up to 30 days and fined $1,000 per day that the violation continues.

That's it, citizens. Just lie down and take it like a good slave. Government always knows best. Help me, Government! George Orwell predicted this.

H/T to Bird

New Jersey Man Charge With DUI...After Being Found Lying Next to His Parked Car

A New Jersey man has felt the long arm of the oppressive state after being charged with DUI and careless driving -- while lying next to his parked car. Sounds to me like he did the responsible thing and parked it instead of driving home. But alas, we are in a recession afterall, and the state coffers are depleted.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Police Acted "Properly" Says Panel of ... other Police

COLUMBIA [MO] — An internal investigation by the Columbia Police Department has found no wrongdoing by two officers who used pepper spray and a Taser on Columbia resident Carl Alan Giles, 27, during his Aug. 1 arrest outside the Cafe Berlin.

Giles was arrested that night in an alley south of Cafe Berlin at 21 N. Providence Road on suspicion of public urination and resisting arrest.

Imagine that - a police "internal investigation" determined that fellow police officers acted "properly". Behold, the thin blue line.