“[D]on’t drink so damn much,” Marcus wrote as advice from a parent to their daughter leaving for college.
That advice is crucial because, as Marcus wrote, “the line between
consensual sex and sexual assault is not always comfortably clear.”
That telling your teenage daughter not to get drunk at parties is condemned...
“A rule not ultimately backed by the threat of violence is merely a suggestion. States rely on laws enforced by men ready to do violence against lawbreakers. Every tax, every code and every licensing requirement demands an escalating progression of penalties that, in the end, must result in the forcible seizure of property or imprisonment by armed men prepared to do violence in the event of resistance or non–compliance. Every time a soccer mom stands up and demands harsher penalties for drunk driving, or selling cigarettes to minors, or owning a pit bull, or not recycling, she is petitioning the state to use force to impose her will. She is no longer asking nicely.”
Connected, from a while back:
I would like politicians and bureaucrats to acknowledge this: Every law, rule, and regulation made by the government ends in puppy killing SWAT Teams. Every dime that is spent in our name was taken at gunpoint.
I want them to understand that every action they take has this statement as a footnote: “This is important enough that my grandmother should be killed if she does not abide.”
Next time someone starts bitching about about people owning guns causing crime, point them to this piece Tam linked to, which includes
So let’s do the math: We have a gang-affiliated dude who tries to
murder four rivals in an effort to advance his fortunes within his gang,
who confesses to the crime and his motive, who is caught red handed
with the weapon used to commit the crimes, and the added bonus of having
endangered a bunch of other innocent people in addition to the ones he did intend to kill…and he’s going to be out on the street again in a year and a half.
The reasoning of Judge Michael Gary is…well…read it for yourself:
“You turned to a gang for family support, for support in your life.
And that is where we are failing as a society…You are a nobody in terms
of that gang. You are literally an instrument of somebody who has far
more power than you…Mr. Benjamin, as I said, is a boy, not a man yet.”
I should point out at this point that Mr. Benjamin is, in fact, 22 years old.
Note how some of the most violent places in America, the places the
professionally outraged are always citing as evidence of society’s
failure to do enough and reasons why we need to have more gun laws, don’t actually make much of an effort to prosecute violations of existing gun laws.
Gee whiz, fellas…you think maybe there’s a pattern here? Like maybe the
willingness to just not bother prosecuting violations of law that carry
serious time behind them, a habit of downgrading charges on serious
crimes, and jurists who seem to insist on treating 22 year old
gangbangers who shoot up neighborhoods like a misbehaving 7 year old
could have some correlation to the level of violence taking place in these areas?
Speaking of such dirtbags, how the hell can you tell someone 'Just do what they say and you'll be fine' when you're dealing with walking crapbags like this?
34% said they killed because the victim challenged the killer’s authority
66% said they killed because the victim insulted them in some way
More on the subject from Anarchangel
That can be good advice to a point (I don't totally agree with it, but
OK); but that's where most police officers stop.They never qualify their
point. Fortunately, these ones did, by following up with "unless things
start to get violent, in which case the only thing you can do is try
and stop the threat".
What most cops won't tell you, because they
don't want you "trying to be a hero"; is that once there has been an
escalation of violence in the commission of a crime, the chances of
somebody not being killed or seriously injured are very poor.
you're dealing with what cops call an ODC (ordinary decent criminal),
then most likely nobody is going to get hurt; but once things tip over
that edge (and it can happen at any time, with no warning), you are
effectively a dead man already, unless you act to prevent that from