Saturday, April 23, 2011

So who's in a world of hurt now?

(Via the Drudge Report)

Mitchell Crooks filmed Las Vegas PD officers involved in an arrest at the house across the street. He suffered quite a beatdown for being guilty of "contempt of cop".

Officer Friendly, aka Derek Colling, was on his way to the jail with his perps when he spotted Crooks filming him. Taking time from his busy evening, he stopped and questioned Crooks. Crooks (who now knows that this was a really stupid thing to do) smart-assed Officer Friendly. Officer Friendly then delivered the beatdown, which Crooks managed to partially capture with his camera.

Crooks was charged with battery on a police officer and obstruction of justice, but 4 days later the charges were dropped. Given that his camera had been confiscated, I guess someone decided to watch the tape and had a serious "oh shit" moment.

Crooks, through an attorney, is now demanding $500,000 for damages, pain and suffering.

Colling's status is unknown at this time. Unemployed and in jail awaiting trial would be about right, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Like the rest of our government, the police, at least some of them, are out of hand. Those that are are putting the rest of their fellow officers in harms way, because people like me no longer know whether or not we can trust them. A lot of folks are becoming downright (but subtly) hostile toward the police at large. These are not good things if you want to have a civilized society.

I've raised all kinds of cain about the change from peace officer to law enforcement officer, and the continuing militarization of police forces across the country. So have other folks. No one is listening.

I'm waiting for the first report of people turning away when a cop gets shot right in front of them. Mark my words, if this keeps up, it will happen. And probably be caught on video.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Peg the Hypocrisy Meter: How "green" can you get?

Here's the first of what I hope will be a semi-regular feature on the blog, pointing out the hypocrisy of liberals, leftists, statists or what ever sort of anti-freedom types happen to cross my path. I'm going to call it "Peg the Hypocrisy Meter". Subtle, huh?

Our first candidates come to us Via the HGTV show "House Hunters". Patricia and Bill are searching for a "green home" with a budget of $1,000,000. Yes, that's a lot of green....

So, at any rate, 2 adults, 1 kid and perhaps a dog wind up in a house that is over 4100 sq ft in size. That gives them around 1400 sq ft per person to rumble around in. And the house wasn't built green to start with, so they added some "green features" to make themselves feel better. They're also planning on more green, like at the end of the show when Good Old Bill is measuring for a TV, gets to a 50" screen and decides that's not big enough, having the kiddle stretching out toward 62".

Way to be green, guys. Keep up the good work. Gaea loves you!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011