Friday, January 16, 2009

More of the truth, justice, and fantasy

A bit of an update on this post: Johannes Mehserle was finally arrested on a murder charge of Oscar Grant. The still unknown verdict aside, this will surely provide satisfaction to some, but I consider it pretty insignificant in the long run.

Other people have already summed the whole thing up excellently:

"We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws."
— Hunter S. Thompson

That aside, I hope to reactive soon (as in, actually post some music and all that).


Chairmaker said...

The problem of how to police the police, or watch the watchers, or however one wants to put it, has got to be one of the more persistently difficult ones facing modern civilizations (recent events in Greece also seem to show this). A society which lacks any means of law enforcement, including in certain situations the deployment of lethal force, seems unworkable, yet time and time again it's been shown these self-same powers contain the seeds of abuse or murder (as indeed do many of the human hierarchies we find necessary to the organization of society).

Ugh. I'm too serious this morning.

Time to blast some 324 and jump up and down.

orfee said...

Brody's Militia.