Ok I'm really really happy that the British are backing us on Iraq...But they're still freaking insane (link from Bekki) when it comes to domestic law and order. (I lump the scots in with the brits because they act the same.) You'll get more time in jail for carrying a weapon (bar of soap in a sock,) and using it against a mugger, than the mugger will for mugging you. This is a sign of serious necrosis in a society. As is the police advising bystanders not to get involved. compare that to the national soul-searching that followed the Kitty Genovese murder.
posted by Rachel 4/05/2003
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