Wednesday, June 2, 2010

How To Save A Dying Ocean

"A man may have to die for our country: but no man must, in any exclusive sense, live for his country. He who surrenders himself without reservation to the temporal claims of a nation, or a party, or a class is rendering to Caesar that which, of all things, most emphatically belongs to God: himself." -- C. S. Lewis (1898-1963), British novelist

"A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government."
-- Edward Abbey (1927-1989) American author and essayist

"Men in authority will always think that criticism of their policies is dangerous. They will always equate their policies with patriotism, and find criticism subversive." -- Henry Steele Commager (1902-1998) Historian and author Source: Freedom and Order, 1966


Texas Police Misconduct

A Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission police officer has been indicted on allegations that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl right after a sting operation that she was hired by the police to assist with.

A Houston Texas police officer was arrested by a SWAT team inside a local courthouse while she was preparing to testify in traffic cases that day over an outstanding warrant for theft charges.  Police officials say it’s standard procedure to use a tactical team to arrest officers but haven’t gone into detail about the charges laid out against the female officer who was arrested.

Beaumont Texas police are accused of withholding and/or destroying evidence in in a court filing made by the lawyer for a family suing the police over an accident between a speeding cop and their teenage daughter. Witnesses of the accident say the officer was speeding near 100mph and swerving in and out of traffic without lights or siren before he hit the teen but the police have filed a countersuit alleging the teen was at fault… apparently for being in the way.

A Fort Worth Texas police officer was arrested on public intoxication charges after he was found wandering about a mile and a half away from where he had left his damaged SUV on railroad tracks. Police discovered him after launching a search when his car was found abandoned with empty alcohol containers inside. Police say they expect more charges to be filed soon.


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