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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Law and Order

First, the US attorney general, Eric Holder.  Eric was appointed to this office by President Obama in 2009 and confirmed shortly thereafter by a vote of 75 – 21 in the US senate.

“Michael Brown’s death was a tragedy.  This incident has sparked a national conversation about the need to ensure confidence between law enforcement and the communities they protect and serve.
Those who decide to participate in demonstrations should remember the wishes of Michael Brown's parents, who have asked that remembrances of their son be conducted peacefully.  It does not honor his memory to engage in violence or looting.”

Next, we have Michael Brown’s step father, Louis Head, ““Burn the bitch mother-f—er down! Burn the bitch down! Burn the bitch!”   Source: http://nypost.com/
Next, we have Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. supreme court judge.  The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic….”  This quote was in an opinion in the case known as Schenck v. United States (1919) and was revised in Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) which, “limited the scope of banned speech to that which would be directed to and likely to incite imminent lawless action (e.g. a riot)."
Incite lawless action?  Riot?  Does Eric know the law?  Understand the law?  Enforce the law?  Care about order?
Which brings us to David Clarke, sheriff of Milwaukee County.  Sheriff Clarke was elected to office in 2002 with 64% of the vote; returned to office in 2006 and 2010, earning 73% and 74%, respectively, of the vote.  Please watch/listen:


Let’s close with the police chief of the city of Milwaukee, Ed Flynn.  Here is a bit of Chief Flynn’s background, “He holds a B.A. in history from LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a Masters degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and completed all course work in the Ph.D. program in criminal justice from the City University in New York. Chief Flynn is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, the National Executive Institute and was a National Institute of Justice Pickett Fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.”  Source:  http://city.milwaukee.gov/    Please watch/listen:

“We don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows…."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One should, always, in the pursuit of wisdom, listen to anyone whose last name is Flynn.