Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today's dose of stupid

You may or may not have heard about what is going on in Helena West, Arkansas, but here's the gist: police have set up a 24 hour curfew for the past week, are patrolling the town with "military rifles," and stopping people and asking their business in an effort to stop the rampant crime.
The police chief said the officers in the field carry military-style M-16 or M-4 rifles, some equipped with laser sights. Other officers carry short-barrel shotguns.
So much for these rifles only being suited for killing people by spray firing from the hip.
Many dealing crack cocaine and marijuana in the city carry pistols and AK-47 assault rifles, he said.
Uh huh. AK's, sure sure. I have no doubt there are murderous scumbags in the town, but I highly doubt criminals are dealing drugs while carrying one of these. I call BS.

This is what I was referring to in the title of this post:
"The citizens deserve peace, that some infringement on constitutional rights is OK and we have not violated anything as far as the Constitution."
Is that tricky speak or what? Who in their right mind can say something like that with a straight face? Did this man not learn in elementary school that Constitutional rights are enumerated in the Constitution? I suppose that he thinks that since he's not physically pissing on the actual document that there is a few degrees of separation between his illegal actions and the people that elected his uneducated ass. Here is more if that doesn't make you sick:
"As far as I'm concerned, at 3 o'clock in the morning, nobody has any business being on the street, except the law," Councilman Eugene "Red" Johnson said. "Anyone out at 3 o'clock shouldn't be out on the street, unless you're going to the hospital."
This is in America folks! That's right. You have no business being out at 3 in the morning because this councilman says so. If I lived in the town and had to go out at night I would probably be carrying a military weapon too, to protect myself from both the uniformed and non-uniformed threats. I go where I please, thank you very much.

How is it that this sort of behaviour is happening in our country and we're not doing anything to stop it? This country is falling apart because we don't lock up criminals; we elect them.

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