Lost in much of the media coverage of the Baltimore riots (with the politically correct hashtag “#BaltimoreUprising” enjoying precedence with the more “progressive” on Twitter) is that the catalyst for the entire disastrous chain reaction of events, that may yet spread to other “progressive” urban areas nationwide, was the arrest of Freddie Gray for possessing -- not brandishing – a “banned” knife. - David CodreaSo when you say "there ought to be a law" you are also saying "I'm OK with law enforcement using deadly force to enforce that law." In any contact between a police and "civilian" there is always a potential use of deadly force. Is the enforcement of your law worth someones life?
Thursday, April 30, 2015
What I picked up next was Sons of the Black Sword by Larry Correia. Also formula but Larry has a talent for keeping it fresh and fast and violent. Larry is never boring. It wasn't up to the MHI books. I can't quite put my finger on the why, but I have higher hopes for the next volume.
I'm now reading Ross Poldark by Winston Graham. I remember the original series on PBS in the 70's. it was probably the only thing, other than Doctor Who, that interested me on that network. Well, it's coming back so I thought I'd take a look at the original novel. I like historical fiction and so far it is holding my interest. I think Liu's novel is next.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
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H/T to Uncle.
Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The Supreme Court said Tuesday that police may not extend an ordinary traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted officers to pull a vehicle over.It doesn't end pretext stops by the police. but it does limit their utility.
The justices voted 6-3 in favor of a driver who was found to have methamphetamine in his car. Dennys Rodriguez was issued a warning for driving on the shoulder of a Nebraska highway and then made to wait less than 10 minutes for officers to walk a drug-sniffing dog around the car. The dog alerted and a search of the vehicle turned up the drugs.
But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said in her majority opinion that prolonging the traffic stop beyond the time needed to deal with the initial offense was improper, even if only for a few minutes.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Milwaukee Mayor, Police Chief Blame Rise in City's Gun Violence on Concealed Carry LawSo how many of these shooters had concealed carry permits? This is just bureaucrats trying to shift the blame from their own failure.
A man is shot dead after accidentally crushing a toddler with his van; in the gunfire, the toddler's teenage brother suffers fatal injuries. A 17-year-old girl is slain by an errant bullet after two other girls in an argument call their boyfriends for backup. A 4-year-old girl is wounded after 13 bullets rip through her home.
Pew first: Gun rights top gun control in major public opinion shiftH/T to Uncle.
Pew Research Center found that while support for gun control once reached 66 percent, it has dropped to 46 percent while support for gun rights has jumped 52 percent, the highest ever in the past 25 years.
Perfect example of what a good gut with a gun can accomplish.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
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Monday, April 13, 2015
H/T to The Duck.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
A group of soldiers in Afghanistan find themselves thrown 15,000 years in the past. There is some action, but mostly it is about the in the ends and out of survival. Slow at points but well thought out and plausible. Highly recommended.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Now I oppose the White House on their sell out to the mullahs as well, but guess what? That doesn't buy Menendez a damn thing. The enemy of my enemy isn't my friend. Menendez has never meet a gun control law he hasn't liked. If he gets tossed from the Senate he'll be replaced by another piece of New Jersey prohibitionist trash. I as a right leaning whatever and a gun owner don't lose a thing. On this one is one I agree we just step aside and enjoy the bloodsport. It's a win win.
H/T to Ian.
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
...and she makes it so damn easy.
A 6-year veteran of the Philadelphia police department is facing DUI charges after he was caught driving in a marked police cruiser with flat tires.He's also charged with assaulting his supervisor when said supervisor attempted to place him under arrest.