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Monday 3 March 2008

Many Arrests Expected

U.S. President George W. Bush, could not, even by his most loyal supporter be described as the most popular American President ever.

Charles Madrid of Los Angeles, a 50-year-old who suffers from Multiple Sclerosis, in the course of a telephone conversation with his "girlfriend", apparently threatened that he would kill the President. His girlfriend's response was to report the matter to the L.A. police who have arrested Madrid and have charged him with "knowingly and willfully (sic) threatening to take the life of the president."

A lot of thoughts crowded into my mind on reading the story:

- With a girlfriend like that who needs enemies?
- Are the L.A. police REALLY taking this seriously?
- I do not have all the facts of course, but is a private conversation like this, enough to justify an arrest?
- A case of institutional paranoia perhaps?

I expect this event to be followed by a further 100,000,000 arrests...

Until the next time

1 comment:

Paul said...

Quite right: apart from American paranoia, idiot police however can be found all over the world