Three news stories that make a civil libertarian despair.
Police Raid Berwyn Heights Mayor's Home, Kill His 2 Dogs
The Alabama Supreme Court had ample reasons to block today's execution of Thomas Arthur
Clarion County man not a 'terrorist,' wife says
In the first we see a state that is so intent on executing a man that they refuse to perform the DNA tests that could exonerate him. Now that there is mounting pressure for the tests, the Alabama Nifong's tell us that they might have "lost" some of the crucial evidence.
In the second we see how the drug war is really waged. Our love of paramilitary raids has gutted our most basic constitutional protections. Warrants are passe, lets kick in the doors and shoot the dogs while we are at it.
The last one should set off the hinky meter of any one who remembers Randy Weaver and Waco. Did the Feds catch a dangerous criminal? Or were they just after some headlines?