Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Now let's look at some crime news:

Apparently the people in Gary, Indiana care nothing for their fellow human beings. A convenience store clerk was murdered, and the customers kept right on shopping, not even checking to see if he was alive or dead. But this is the part that really got to me:
At a news conference on Wednesday, community organizers demanded Gary police offer a reward for information about the case. They said the people of Gary needed financial incentive to come forward.
How callous can you be?

Over in England, they've begun selling anti-stab knives, thinking it will "cut down" on stabbing deaths (sorry about that pun). Are they serious? Isn't an anti-stab knife really just a handle? Besides, if you're gonna use a knife, you don't stab at people, you slash at them. Are they gonna make the edge dull, too?

Of course, they're not alone. America has to get in on the act as well:
U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) on May 21st proposed revoking earlier rulings that assisted opening knives are not switchblades. The proposed new rule would not only outlaw assisted opening knives, its new broad definition of a switchblade could also include one-handed opening knives and could be easily interpreted to cover most other pocket knives, even simple old-fashioned slip-joints.
Isn't that precious? A pocket knife could constitute a crime. But it gets worse:
Many states do not themselves define switchblades and simply rely on the federal definition and interpretation, which is only found in rulings by CBP. Since interstate commerce in switchblades is prohibited, except under very limited conditions, simply driving across a state line with a pocket knife in their possession would make someone a federal felon.

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