Battlepanda: Signs of the apocalypse


Always trying to figure things out with the minimum of bullshit and the maximum of belligerence.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Signs of the apocalypse

Squirrel eats dog.

Rape victim convicted for reporting rape.

"I think the shooting [in this case] can be justified as reasonable,"
Alito wrote in a 1984 memo to Justice Department officials. Because the officer could not know for sure why a suspect was fleeing, the courts should not set a rule forbidding the use of deadly force, he said. "I do not think the Constitution provides an answer to the officer's dilemma," Alito advised.

The shooting in this case happened when a police officer shot a 15 year old who just stole $10 in the back of the head as he fled.