While I'm gone, check out regular Grits commenter Catonya's 2withspirit site, especially her new summary page documenting discrepancies in the police version of her late husband's death in a high speed chase. Cat brings news of another dangerous high-speed chase in Wichita Falls involving 30 officers, asking:
Good point. In the current post Catonya laments the death of Jim Phillips, founder of PursuitWatch.org which advocated for law enforcement to adopt safer high-speed chase policies. She also brings word of a Wichita Falls rapper "C-Nile" jailed for his anti-police lyrics - apparently he named officers in the Wichita Falls PD with "specific threats" in a record sold in local music stores, reported the TV news. Free speech questions aside, I wonder if there's something extra they could charge him with for that stupid name? Anyway, go check out Catonya's wonderful blog, where these darker subjects are supplemented with her accounts of family life and the occasional, equally wonderful Half-Naked Thursday.
Tell me which do you feel more endangered by-
- a young adult male driving a pick-up. the crime- unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (translates to someone loaning out their vehicle and it not being returned on time) ;
- 30 members of law enforcement speeding around the city in an adrenaline induced high.