Tag Archives: Missouri

The militarization of the police in Ferguson

As wrong as the rioting in Ferguson might be, the militarization of the police there can do no good, and likely will make it worse.

More here: A massive SWAT team demands that peaceful protesters go home.

The second story includes details about the arrest of two reporters for reporting the events.

Another sheriff, this time in Missouri, has told the Obama administration that he will not enforce any regulations that violate the second amendment.

A dozen sheriffs, all in Missouri, have told the Obama administration that they will not enforce any regulations that violate the second amendment.

I like this quote from the letter of one sheriff:

It appears to me and many Americans that there is a genuine desire on the part of your administration to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding American citizens in the interest of curbing gun violence in our nation. Any attempt to restrict these Second Amendment rights through executive order is unconstitutional and tantamount to an all-out assault on the United States Constitution.

Todd Akin, the Republican running for the senate in Missouri, tried to explain his opposition to all abortion, even in instances of rape, by saying that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.

The stupid party: Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican running for the Senate, tried to explain his opposition to all abortion, even in instances of rape, by saying that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.

Note that this is more evidence that Republicans should listen to Sarah Palin, who endorsed and campaigned for one of Akin’s opponents in the primary. It is also evidence that for voters to favor a tea party candidate is not necessarily a big risk.

Federal agency has ruled that thousands of lakefront homes in Missouri must be removed, despite being built legally and having been in place for decades

We’re here to help you: A federal agency has ruled that thousands of lakefront homes in Missouri must be removed, despite being built legally and having been in place for decades.