Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Civil rights violations: It's not just for the feds anymore

The other day, Philadelphia police were arresting some guy in the street. As they did this, another guy - completely unrelated to the criminal - came out onto his lawn and snapped a picture of the scene with his cellphone camera. So what did the police do? Why, the only logical thing they could do. They arrested him, too.

Of course, later on, they decided not to charge the picture-taking man with anything because, you know, HE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG. But why let pesky things like "the law" get in the way of enforcing The Law? This guy was taking pictures with his own camera, in his own yard, of public servants performing public activities in a public place. When will these civilian yahoos learn? Police should be allowed to run roughshod over those they are attempting to "police." I mean, what do you want from these guys? To, like, set examples and crap? To follow the same rules they are sworn to uphold? Come on, Pollyanna. Get real. I like my police work with a liberal dash of arbitrary power abuse. What, you don't? Sounds like somebody doesn't Support The Troops.

P.S. Thanks to BK for passing this info along. Even though you clearly do not support our men and women in uniform. You are a traitor to The Flag. But thanks!

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3 comments:

frisbeebk said...

Thanks for the shootout! I'm thinking along the lines of a prank payphone call getting Christina to state that you have just beat her up at you home to entice a little surprise visit from the cops ;-] Put the pressure on ya!

MSH said...

That's all well and good, but here in the United States in 2006, a prank phone call to the police is a felony offense, punishable by death on the gallows. But hey, if you don't have any objection with putting your fiance in that position, far be it from me to tell you what to do.

I.P. Daily said...

BK, if you'd like I can call the cops on your wedding night and tell them there are drugs in your hotel room. SUPRISE!