Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Brief Crimenote

I saw this story, which is kind of sad; this woman is obviously mentally ill. What really struck me, though, was the behavior of the sheriff's deputy, who kept a cool head and avoided the bullshit cowboy heroics about which the bloodthirsty right fantasizes so fervently. That's surely the kind of person you want protecting and serving.

I suppose given how deeply fucked up we are about firearms in this country, there really wouldn't be much point in noting that had the woman had a gun rather than a knife, these events would very quickly have been upgraded from "kind of sad" to "horribly tragic."


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