Thursday, December 08, 2005


shoot first, ask questions never?

this is awful. at the same time that the congress has announced an agreement to renew the patriot act, thereby expanding the unchecked power of law enforcement, more and more details are emerging from the shooting in cold blood at the miami airport, of a man suffering from bi-polar disorder.

no matter what the white house says (c'mon it's the white house, what do you expect them to say), this does not look justified at all.

One passenger on the flight, Mary Gardner, told a local television station that Mr. Alpizar's wife had said he was bipolar and had not taken his medication. Ms. Gardner told WTVJ-TV in Miami that Mr. Alpizar had suddenly run down the aisle from the back of the plane toward first class and that his wife had followed. "She ran after him, and all of a sudden there were four or five shots," Ms. Gardner said
this reminds me so much of the gidone busch incident in Brooklyn a few years ago. not to mention amadou diallo. what is this country coming to? at least we still have russ feingold willing to fight the good fight...

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