Category Archives: Crime

protecting us from (play) assassins

ATF agents at University of Georgia chased down and detained a sophomore because… he was dressed like a ninja for a “pirate v. ninja” party.

“Seeing someone with something across the face, from a federal standpoint — that’s not right,” [ATF special agent in charge] McLemore said, explaining why agents believed something to be amiss.

I’d hate to see what they would do if they saw pirates coming to the rescue.

Justice, Cole Valley Style

So, what do _you_ do when you witness a hit-and-run? Leave a note? Curse under your breath? “Snap a photo and print posters for the whole neighborhood”: A little luck and a little technology helped Derek Powazek go straight for the posters, and I personally hope this is a prelude to a “transparent society”:


Yeah, well, it should be illegal, but it’s not.

And now there’s talk of a 411 cell phone directory. . . Oh, yeah, I even checked that one out on snopes — Celling Your Soul!

So, in case you haven’t heard of it, here is the link to the Do Not Call Registry. You can at least register your home line — and your cell line if you’re paranoid.