Monday, July 25, 2005
Monday Lite: The Whites Of Their Eyes
For some reason, I totally love this headline:
We will shoot to kill again, warns police chief
It's ain't Texas, oh no. That's from the London Metropolitan Police who "accidentally" shot a Brazilian in the head five times in front of a whole gaggle of people.
Their basic position is "Look, we know he was Brazilian and an electrician, but in our defen[c]e, he was totally foreign and on the subway. What else were we supposed to do? We're not saying you're not allowed to take the Underground if you're a foreign-looking man, but if it's all the same to you, why not walk? London is a lovely city, especially in the summer. The exercise will do you good. If you do decide to take public transport, be advised that we've unlocked the gun cupboard and we have no plans to re-lock it in the near future."
What I want to know is: what do they do in Egypt after the bombing in Sharm El Sheik? Scads and scads of Arab-looking dudes down there, I shouldn't wonder. Luckily for law-and-order, the Egyptian government takes a less racially selective position in regard to shooting people.
Happy world, happy world. Suddenly my hemmorhoids seem like no big deal.
This post on the Narcissus Scale: 7.9