It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
When L.E.O.'s start picking and choosing which laws they will enforce and which one's they will not, that could get very slippery.
A professional peace officer, (at least the one's in my He Man Women Hater's Club, ) clocks in, enforces the laws given him to enforce, clocks out, goes home.
I suppose a certain degree of discretion may be required from time to time but it is too much to ask them to be judge and jury too.
Society makes the laws, cops enforce 'em. No more, no less.
Some street cops I know will let a brutha slide with a bag of dope or even a few rocks IF you bring them a gun by noon tomorrow and place it under some dumpster at some predetermined location. I'm not so sure that is as much discretion as it is negotiation. That's policing.
Last edited by Captain America; 12-11-09 at 05:18 PM.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
I don't know what you do that requires you to flush people out using deceptive practices, but I am saying that for pursuing crime, befriending someone on facebook to seek a confession of a crime or even gather personal information as evidence basically amounts to search without a warrant and an end run around Miranda.
However, with a status offense, officers RARELY go straight to the harshest possible sanction, particularly on a first offense. In this case, we are talking about a minor status offense with very limited evidence to prove the crime. I call this a bull**** action on the part of law enforcement.
Last edited by jallman; 12-12-09 at 06:20 PM.
While not in relation to the direct story but since Facebook is the topic;
Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
"If religious instruction were not allowed until the child had attained the age of reason, we would be living in quite a different world" - Christopher Hitchens
> Good to be back, but I'm only visiting for a few weeks. <
Since when can you post pictures of yourself in a public forum committing a crime and expect privacy? It's a ridiculous idea. An expectation of privacy on Facebook? Absurd.
Last edited by misterman; 12-12-09 at 06:31 PM.