Like Balko said, “Best. Excuse. Ever.”
Thugs stole over $1.2 million of good and cash from people attending the Phish concerts in Hampton, Virginia. In addition 194 concertgoers were kidnapped.
It is unfortunate that the band was forced (or agreed) to pay for the 200 supposed peace officers who turned into domestic terrorists.
Is it time for us to create our own protective organizations?
It certainly appears clear that current local, state and federal police organizations not only can not protect us from real criminals but are, themselves, going to continue to use inappropriate force against against those they are supposed to protect.
Use your iPhone.
You’ve wanted to do this:
Via Orin Kerr at the Volokh Conspiracy.>
Avedon argues that impeachment will prevent bush from pardoning the many criminals in his administration:
Brent Budowski is predicting Bush will issue mass pardons of all the criminals in his administration, and I have no reason to think he’s wrong, because there is only one thing that can prevent it: impeachment.
Well, it may take more than simply impeaching bush. There is, you see, a line of succession. You will have to take out cheney before he becomes president. Then numbers 2 and 3 are democrats, byrd and pelosi, who have spent the past 7 years enabling the bush debacle.
byrd might be more likely than pelosi to not issue pardons before the next president takes office. But, really, what makes you think a president obama would not issue pardons? Bringing all these perps to trial would lead to a diminishment of the very power obama seeks.
On the less dim side of this: it will be clear that anyone bush pardons was, indeed, guilty!