Nunc Scio
Monday, April 11, 2005
I love stories which simulataneously exposes the panicky neuroses of American law enforcement and the expansive idiocy of Fox News.

They're running this story about a few Capitol Hill police officers 'taking down' a man who (gasp) was standing between two suitcases. Apparently, he refused to obey directions to step away from his bags, and got a tackle-full of cop in return. Oh, and he had his back to the officers when he was hit.

But look at the photo above. What does he look like to you? A Terrorist planning the destruction of the Capitol Building, or a tourist from a non-english speaking nation standing with his luggage and admiring the architecture? I'm going to say its the latter, which might explain why he didn't respond to verbal commands from the police.

My favourite part of the story is where a few bystanders applauded "as police dragged the man away". Yes, those people are idiots.

Of course, where would Fox be without reactionary morons? Read the story here.
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Jack of all trades, master of none, Graeme is many things to many people. Unfortunately, none of them find him very life-affirming in any capacity. He is a freelance writer, broadcaster, amateur cryptozoologist and occasional political commentator late of London, England and now based in Toronto. Most of the time, he's confused. And a little hungry. But mostly just confused and somewhat uncomfortable writing in the third person.

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