Good times! These are the good times! Oh the fun one can have with a lick or two by Nile Rodgers of Chic, one of the unsung musical masters of the century last gone by.
In these parts, we're all understandably outraged about the War on Dogs, an apparent precursor to the rising police state. After all, we've befriended some of the cutest dogs on the planet. It's only fair, then, that I give the copper his due. Today, I went to the public library. Following local custom, I had pulled […]
Shooting the family pet and then handcuffing the children at gunpoint and making them sit next to their dead, bloody pet for over an hour when you're not even raiding the right house.
My Dear Wormwood, As discussed in my last letter, your patient's decision to join the police department seemed a mixed development at best. It is true that Hell follows no law save the most ancient, "Eat or be eaten." But as a general rule we want to discourage the creatures from obeying any laws, even […]
In 2003, Patrol Sergeant Russell Metcalf of the Harrisonburg, Virginia Police Department struck Griffin Strother in the face during a traffic stop in which Metcalf was attempting to arrest Strother's friend. Strother sued Metcalf alleging excessive force and violation of Strother's civil rights. It was a routine case. Sergeant Metcalf was given a summary judgment […]
The headline in yesterday's Minneapolis Star Tribune reads, "Dangerous Dogs are a quandary for police," but the story beneath tells us that "Poorly trained police are a hazard to dogs, their owners, themselves, and three year old girls". Oh, the story begins well enough for the police, with the tale of an officer who, in […]
In the War on Dogs, trigger-happy officers have one boon companion, one stalwart friend, one ally who will never give them up, never let them down: the media. Just ask Chelsea Kay of KRCRTV. Chelsea reported on a story about cops shooting dogs. In this case, Redding police were looking for a fugitive, who visited […]
The Augusta Chronicle rationalizes a cop's wanton shooting of a family pet, in the family's own yard, thus: Your dog may be the sweetest, cuddliest creature on the planet. He may never have harmed a flea. He might even be the kind that would lead a burglar to the family's fine silverware. But until dogs learn […]
Because I'm going to drive through Raleigh, Jones' old stomping grounds, in about thirty minutes. A Highway Patrol trooper who kicked and hoisted his canine partner off the ground by its neck should be rehired to the job he lost after videos of the mistreatment surfaced, a judge ruled. Superior Court Judge James Hardin Jr. […]
If you want a textbook case of what's wrong with the drug war, look no further than Marietta Robinson's bathroom. Full disclosure: I take everything Ms. Robinson has to say on faith. Why? Because Marietta Robinson has never lied to me. Marietta Robinson, to my knowledge, has never invaded a 62 year old lady's home, […]