Monday, April 19, 2010

Jim Sumpter: There's a real undercurrent of thought . . .

Hee hee.

The date is April 19, and this is what Jim Sumpter had to say on his show today:

"There is a real undercurrent of thought that Barack Obama may have been born in Canada."

Now THAT is funny.

Imagine telling people you think Barack Obama was born in Canada; they ask for a source, and you just tell them your source is a "real undercurrent of thought".

Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhh haaaaaaaaaaaa

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Frank Talk by Retired Police Chief on Police Brutality

Read this amazingly candid article by Norm Stamper, Retired Seattle police chief, on why he engaged in Police Brutality.

Here's what Stamper has to say:
Forty-three years ago I was an idealistic, vaguely liberal 21-year-old when the San Diego Police Department hired me. The last thing on my mind was taking to the streets to punish people. And lest there be any doubt about the department's policy, the police academy, even then, drove it home: excessive force was grounds for termination.

So, why did I abuse the very people I'd been hired to serve?

Not to get too psychological, I did it because the power of my position went straight to my head; because other cops I'd come to admire did it; and because I thought I could get away with it. Which I did--until a principled prosecutor slapped me upside the head and demanded to know whether the U.S. Constitution meant anything to me.