Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Nice editorial in the Las Vegas Review Journal on the folly of asset forfeiture. I like this line, which says that even if these seizures are 100 percent legit, “f the drug dealers can write off these kinds of losses as mere incidental costs of doing business, the “War on Drugs” is lost.”
Guy leaves disposable camera attached to park bench, encourages strangers to snap photos. Results are sorta’ boring, but it’s a nifty idea.
Whether or not an Obama delegate should have resigned for calling two black kids climbing in a tree near her home “monkeys” sorta’ depends on how she said it, and I guess which way the winds of political correctness happen to be blowing. I can certainly see an innocuous explanation. And I guess I could see a less forgiving explanation. But a $75 fine? For something she said? Even if she meant it in an overtly racial way, I can’t see how that passes constitutional muster. Or at least how it should.
Avondale, Arizona is now posting the photos of suspected shoplifters online. Not convicted, suspected.
“I’m here to help.”