Category: law and order

Dog Bites Man?

     (The full story on page A38 at bottom right, with pictures!)      There are items of information to which the human mind is resistant. Take the certainty of death, for example. All but the youngest of us know this, yet very few people go through their day with even a background awareness that I …

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Peak Lawlessness

     According to this article, Donald Trump, the 45th president of these United States, expects to be arrested on Tuesday:      Numerous leaks have reported Trump will be charged next week in New York City in the Stormy Daniels case where he has been accused of paying Daniels as part of a confidential settlement before …

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Social Deterioration In Real Time Dept.

     As long as we’re looking at signs of the Apocalypse, have another: Walmart has taken the racist step of protecting their inventory. pic.twitter.com/eOXhFE4sJP — Dane (@UltraDane) March 16, 2023      Well, yes, she’s an idiot. The cloth mask is a dead giveaway. But not only is she mumbling through a completely unnecessary mask, she’s …

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Unforgivable Sin, Ineradicable Stain

     Perhaps you’ve already read about this latest infamy against the well-being of the American people:      The Department of Interior (DOI) initiated a rulemaking process to “establish maximum protection” for 13 million acres of land across the National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska. It was set aside by. Congress for resource development.      Biden added …

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Toward Ungovernability

     Every process occurring in nature proceeds in the sense in which the sum of the entropies of all bodies taking part in the process is increased. – Max Planck      Dunghills rise and castles fall. – Yankee proverb      If there’s anything a public servant hates to do, it’s something for the public.” – …

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It’s Not Just Here

     Have a look at this report from Alice Springs, Australia:      A cinema in Alice Springs has been forced to board up their front door despite being open after it was broken into five times in the last four weeks.      Alice Springs Cinemas shared an image of the theatre’s boarded up front door …

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Moral Principles And What Follows Their Dismissal

     Fulton Sheen said it better than I ever could:      I’ve known people who would argue endlessly that there are no moral absolutes: i.e., that there are no natural rights to life, liberty, or honestly acquired property. Not all of them were stupid. Neither were all of them criminally inclined. They simply couldn’t cope …

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Framing Mischief

     There are parts of the Old Testament that are particularly instructive, especially when applied to the behavior of governments. Here’s one: Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law? They gather themselves together against the soul of the righteous, and condemn the innocent blood. But the LORD …

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More Than Coincidence?

Maine is also a Constitutional-carry state. No permit required, though I think the state will issue you one on request, for use in other states that observe reciprocity. Considerate, eh?

TEOTWAWKI Stuff

     I don’t write a great deal on this subject, but lately I’ve been getting the sense that the time has come to confront some harsh realities and some ugly possibilities. If you’re not in the mood for the subject this fine Friday morning, I promise that I’ll understand…but I am. ***      The following …

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Starting Small

     The BLM rioters demonstrated that the “forces of order” were unwilling to enforce the law against them to maintain public order. Riots such as the ones that drove sociologist Charles Murray and other prominent conservative figures out of the halls where they were supposed to appear have reinforced that impression and emboldened the Leftists …

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“Make It Stop” — ?

     Just how do you plan to do that, hmm?      Anthony Bradford, 19, approached a 12-year-old girl in a park on Detroit’s east side around 10 p.m. last Tuesday and demanded that she surrender her shoes. When the girl told Bradford to pound sand, he shot her.      Bradford was arrested and charged with …

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Poor Besieged Compton, CA!

     Gee, I can’t imagine what brought this on:      Dozens of people who were part of a street takeover also looted a 7-Eleven convenience store in Harbor-Gateway, and police are asking for help identifying some involved.      “I live in the apartment next door,” said neighbor Lisa Trafton. “I was ready to go to …

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The Lawless FBI

     If you still think of the FBI as a repository of “Fidelity, Bravery, Integrity,” read this stunning piece. Apparently the Bureau’s willingness to act outside the law in pursuit of its objectives goes way, way back.      Applause to Mike Miles for the link.

An Overlooked Lesson

     I’ve written to this effect on several occasions: The New Segregationists Hard Truth Unspeakabilities Media Strategies And Tactics New Things To Fear      Nevertheless, the idea isn’t sinking in very widely. I suppose that’s just the consequence of a small readership. All the same, it’s somewhat depressing.      “But what’s the lesson?” I hear …

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Do You Really Think…

     …that we can share a country with savages like these?      The U.S. Marshals Service arrested three men accused of fatally beating a 17-year-old high Ethan Liming outside the high school founded by LeBron James.      The three men beat Liming to death and later bragged about it to friends.      The murderers:      …

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Whence The Problem, Thence The Solution

     Concerned about crime, Gentle Reader? Baffled as to why the justice system sits idle as felony crime rates explode? Bemused by the untouchability of the rioters, vandals, and looters that have laid waste to America’s great cities? You’re not alone; according to the polls, it’s one of the top political priorities of our time. …

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Scum Will Side With Scum

     Imagine the following interview / conversation between a screener for a police academy and a candidate for admission: Interviewer: Let’s talk about some typical police-response situations. Here’s one: A school has been invaded by a shooter who’s already taken several lives when your team gets there. You expect that when you get there, you’ll …

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Whither Police And Policing?

     Now that videos of the atrocity in Uvalde, Texas this past Wednesday are emerging and contradicting the statements of Texas’ police commanders, Texas’ governor, and the mainstream media, this question must be asked.      The Right has been nearly unanimous in its support of the police and its condemnation of the various “defund the …

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An Undiscussed Legal Rule

     We’ve talked about “the rule of law” here on several occasions. I’ve taken pains to point out implications of that principle that others – some deliberately – tend to miss. But there’s an aspect of it that I don’t think I’ve covered, though it could hardly be more significant.      A law that cannot …

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