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Posted on 2002.12.18 at 19:25
Mood: and then...
Music: josh wink/trent reznor - black bomb
...and down the slippery slope we slide.

(thank amazondyve for the link as i've been ignoring the news today.)

Comments:


Colonel Angus
scosol at 2002-12-19 02:06 (UTC) (Link)
yeah i saw that earlier today-

i see it as kinda sensationalistic-
did you read the entire article?
there's a spot where they mention that the only people they arrested are people who were already wanted for crimes or had commited immigration violations-
yeah, they bring up a few cases where it seems like the people would be much better serving society by *not* being in jail-
but I still just keep thinking about that episode of the simpsons-
where they send out letters to all the wanted people saying "you've won a free boat- come down to the police station to pick it up" :)
Generation Y's Howard Beale
dk at 2002-12-19 13:04 (UTC) (Link)
there's a spot where they mention that the only people they arrested are people who were already wanted for crimes or had commited immigration violations-

i'd be much more inclined to accept that as truth if they were releasing numbers and names of people being detained (as well as the actual reasons why) instead of just saying "we'd been looking for these guys, and no, you don't get to know who they are, or even how many of them we're holding".
betternewthings at 2002-12-19 16:09 (UTC) (Link)
Short translation of government position:

"We're arresting lots of brown people, but not because they're brown, but because they're criminals. They're so brown, I mean criminal, we won't tell you who they are"

Ask me again how glad I am not to live in California anymore
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