To save on operating expenses, small cities and towns have begun replacing asphalt roads with gravel, laying off police officers and turning off streetlights. What is a citizen to do? Governments Go to Extremes as the Downturn Wears On It was when the street lights went out, Diane Cunningham said, that the trouble started. Her […]
According to wivb.com, “some type of incident” at a wedding reception in downtown Buffalo left four dead, including the groom, and four wounded. “It happened about 2:30am outside the City Grill Restaurant on Main near Swan. Buffalo Police say three of the victims died at the scene, a four died at the hospital a short time […]
Farago’s article, Ohio Vigilantes “Arrest” Homeless Man, made me wonder about citizen participation in law enforcement, some form of which seems inevitable with the coming contraction of government services. We already have neighborhood watch, of course, and citizens can be deputized in emergencies, but I was wondering if vigilantism might be made official in some […]
Found this on Vimeo. I like the editing, but there are some XXX images in the background and adult dialogue throughout. Oh yeah, it’s violent, too.
In Police Officers Don’t Check Their Civil Rights at the Station House Door, Radley Balko discusses several cases of citizens charged with crimes for videorecording police. He includes motorcyclist Anthony Graber, who videotaped an undercover cop emerging from an unmarked car with his gun drawn. The debate over whether citizens should be permitted to record […]
Via the Daily Dish, SF Weekly notes that adverts with too many guns are not welcome in the SF Muni: While the official poster for the film features a maniacal Ferrell and the menacing Wahlberg sailing through the air, guns drawn, the version in Muni stations features Ferrell brandishing a vial of pepper spray and […]
This isn’t about guns, but it is about everything, and since TTAG reviewers analyze and review everything related to guns, it seems valid to consider whether they’re doing useful work – or just confusing the issue. In We Are All Talk Radio Hosts, Jonah Lehrer challenges the usefulness of rational analysis. He starts off talking about strawberry […]
I thought she was fully retired, but Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor sat in with Circuit Judges Kanne and Rovner, to hear, among other claims, convicted drug dealer Adam Williams’ argument that the statute dispossessing felons of firearms was unconstitutional. Welcome to UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, v. ADAM WILLIAMS . . .