Something Feral

Digging up the flower-beds.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

When in doubt, empty the clip

- "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." - Baron de Montesquieu, 1742

- When seconds count, the police are only 48 minutes away.

- Canadian law-enforcement moves away from Taser use; United States maintains that they are working as intended, despite that the combined deaths from Taser-related incidents has risen to 400 since 2001.

- Dam shame: saps at loggerheads with vandals; local police branch roots out culprits, leaf amused.

- A refreshing perspective on the prestigious nature of the banking industry.


MikeT said...

That dispatcher deserves to be taken out behind the shed and beaten within an inch of his or her life for calling that call a non-emergency.

Something Feral said...

Ideally, the family and friends would have front-row seats in the public square at the horse-whipping. Now, I'm not up to date on how many lashes would be sufficient, but at least forty-eight should be delivered, and then a swift dunking in a barrel of salt-water.

Now, I recognize that it makes the average voter squeamish, so it'd never get the social approval it deserves. That said, if that dispatcher suddenly went missing, I wouldn't lose sleep over it.

Elusive Wapiti said...

"...under the weather."

Not feeling so hot?

"But local authorities say the Amish must obey the law."

Why? Who will suffer if the home collapses or burns to the ground?

"...more liberal-leaning congregations have lobbied successfully for exemptions in the state building code, including permission to forego electricity and quality-graded lumber"

I dunno about you, but this just offends the snot outta me. Permission to build my house as I please? Permission to refuse to hook up electricity? Next I'll be genuflecting with a "by your leave, sir" on the street!


Elusive Wapiti said...

" Zimmerman managed to call 911 at 12:20 p.m. The call was taken by the Dane County 911 center and an internal investigation revealed the dispatcher did not hear any sounds that would signal an emergency.

Because of that, police were not sent to the apartment until 48 minutes after Zimmerman made the call. Her fiance was already there. "

Two thoughts:

(1) Tell me again why people have no right to defend themselves? The police will protect them? Bwahahahahaha!

(2) Wonder what kind of reception said fiance was treated to when said coppers finally showed up on the scene.

Something Feral said...

Yeah, I've been suffering from allergies the last week or so. Claritin-D seems to be taking care of it, though.

I'm reading a book called "Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal: War Stories from the Local Food Front". The Amish have valid complaints, and it frosts my rear to even think that someone else is subjected to this crap, but the regulatory pompousness chronicled in that book blows this away. Either way, too many make a living causing problems for others in an official capacity. I will not be genuflecting, and they can expect to hear something akin to "You're leaving, sir. Bye!"

As for the tragedy with the young lady, any edict that prevents one from defending life, liberty or property is null and void out of the gate. Suffice to say, I don't dial '911', and I'm pretty handy with cleaning supplies, paint, and a shovel, should it come to that... Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

I don't imagine the fiancée enjoyed a presumption of innocence at the hands of the police.