Saturday Links

Saturday, November 20th, 2010
  • NYPD tickets woman for not having her dogs’ “paperwork” with her while she was out walking them. Between this and the chess raids last week, I’m starting to think New York has run out of black people for the cops to stop and frisk.
  • TSA agents hate doing the pat-downs? Makes sense. I’m sure they’re not fond of being vilified, either.
  • Good piece from Russia Today on former DHS Sec. Michael Chertoff’s media shilling for the scanners, note that the major newspapers identify him as the former DHS chief, not as a paid lobbyist for one of the companies that manufactures the machines.
  • Virginia Supreme Court turns down Ryan Frederick’s appeal.
  • This is pretty bizarre.
  • Yes, this is a huge part of the problem. And it’s probably why all those Senators expressed such solidarity with TSA last week. They never have to endure the theater.
  • Police union succeeds in having hearings on questionable uses of force closed to the public. Fun experiment: Next time you see a lefty defend teachers unions, substitute “police union” and see if they’re willing to make the same arguments. The procedure could probably be reversed for your favorite law-and-order conservative.

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51 Responses to “Saturday Links”

  1. #1 |  Justthisguy | 

    Radley, you juvenile hippy, I had to turn on Javascript to make a comment!

    Anyway, remarking on the comment of CharlesWT: Mark Twain said it best and first, and was maybe talking about something else, so I’m paraphrasing and misquoting him here: “Police are un-American and un-English. They are completely irregular. They are, in fact, French.”

    All the best, and III.