Joe Horn: Grand Jury Declines to Press Charges

Joe Horn, the infamous neighbor in Pasadena TX who shot two suspected burglars in the back in broad daylight last November, has been cleared by a Texas Grand Jury.

According to the Houston Chronicle, Horn "confronted" two men who had allegedly broken into a neighbor's house. Horn had called 911 where his conversation with the operator had been taped:

“Move,” Horn can be heard saying on the tape. “You’re dead.”






Horn redialed 911 and told the dispatcher what he’d done.

“I had no choice,” he said, his voice shaking. “They came in the front yard with me, man. I had no choice. Get somebody over here quick.” [1]

The two men were here in the country illegally, one of them had spent time in an American prison for dealing coke and then was deported back to Columbia in 1999.

Horn's attorney, Tom Lambright, claims his client was "gathering evidence for the police department" when he went outside with a 12-gauge shotgun, despite the 911 operator repeatedly telling him to stay inside. Lambright also said the incident had affected his client's life, but probably not as much as the lives of the two men who were mowed down in Horn's front yard.

Horn claims he warned the men to "freeze" and then had to shoot them. But were the two really a threat when he shot the two in the back, killing both men?

A Pasadena plainsclothes detective had arrived on the scene moments before Horn "confronted" the two men as they left his neighbor's house heading for the street. The detective said the "confrontation" was over in "seconds" and that he was afraid Horn was going to mistake him for the "wheel" man and shoot him too.

After the two men were shot dead by Horn, their only crime, allegedly breaking and entering his neighbor's home while the neighbor was away, the debate centered over whether Horn should be charged for using deadly force.

The Harris County Grand Jury held hearings for a two week period before finally ruling today that Horn should not face any charges.


Source - Houston Chronicle - Joe Horn cleared by grand jury in Pasadena shootings
Source - DBKP - Joe Horn: Two Dead Men Tell No Tales

The Five Who Rule 300 Million: The Law According to Judicial Whim

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Systematically Gutting the Constitution While Reshaping America in their Image

About this time every year, 300 million-plus Americans drag themselves out of bed, get ready for their day and learn what rights they have been allowed under the latest U.S. Supreme Court decision.

The unelected Supremes, in their hair-splitting wisdom, have ruled this term:

* That elected representatives of the people may make no law to execute child rapists;

* That enemy combatants--captured on the field of battle as they attempted to kill U.S. service personnel--have many of the same rights as law-abiding U.S. citizens;

* That the Second Amendment is not unconstitutional.

Like some Inter-Galactic Council, straight out of a low-budget sci-fi movie, the Court's 5-4 decisions hand down their brand of justice and law to us lowly interplanetary peons.

Americans assess the impact and damage to their lives--and then, scramble to obey.

In the Court's granting of habeus corpus rights to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the 4 liberal judges (plus Anthony Kennedy, in a ruling that's sure to increase his facetime in the Washington Post) overturned 200+ years of law.

The ruling itself was an unconstitutional violation of the separation of powers--never a concern when the Liberal justices are busy reshaping the U.S. into something a little more to their personal tastes and preferences.

As Rob at Say Anything Blog notes:

Article III, Section 2: In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

In the Military Commissions Act of 2006, passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bush, is the following passage:

(e)(1) No court, justice, or judge shall have jurisdiction to hear or consider an application for a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on behalf of an alien detained by the United States who has been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as an enemy combatant or is awaiting such determination.

So Congress passed, and President Bush signed, the law specifically limiting the court's authority to challenge it.

The "Five Who Rule 300 Million" ignored it. They had discovered something known by career criminals: it's only a crime if the law can do something about it. For the liberal Supremes, who's going to make them obey the law?

Doesn't matter if it's the law of the Constitution, state legislatures or the other two branches of government.

What part of the Constitution is voided is, many times,
determined by how Anthony Kennedy votes

Three years ago, Justices John Paul Stevens, David H. Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer--again joined by Anthony Kennedy--discarded another Constitutional protection: the Fifth Amendment's private property protections, in Kelo v. New Haven.

5-4 Ruling Backs Forced Sales for Private Development

The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that local governments may force property owners to sell out and make way for private economic development when officials decide it would benefit the public, even if the property is not blighted and the new project's success is not guaranteed.

At that time, Stevens wrote that "The court should not "second-guess" local governments". However, Stevens had no qualms in second-guessing the state of Louisiana's elected government in the matter of executing child rapists.

The Supreme Court's creation of rights for non-citizens--while at the same time stripping, or attempting to abolish, clearly-defined protections for the very same citizens the Constitution was written for--is arbitrary.

About this time every year, Americans find that they live not in a country governed by the rule of law, but by judicial decree. To the Court's Liberal Four, like medieval rulers operating under the Divine Right of Kings, the law is determined by their whims, quirks and fancy.

The sooner we 300 million accept this, the sooner we'll all be properly grateful for the rights the Four have allowed us keep--for now.

About this time every year, Americans drag themselves out of bed, get ready to face the day--and try to cope with the Law According to the Five Who Rule 300 Million.

by Mondoreb
* Justices Affirm Property Seizures
* Supreme Court Ignores The Constitution In Gitmo Case
* United States Supreme Court Decisions: 2007-2008 Term
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* oyez
* Rigorous Intuition
* corbis

Illegal Immigration Video: Budget Woes Mean Cuts for Citizens

Exploring the consequences of unenforced immigration laws.

This week's blogburst from Blogs4Borders contains some essential information.

* Budget Woes? Several states are cutting benefits for citizens, are they missing something obvious?

* 100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders! When will the madness end?

* The Other War: Mexican drug cartel hitmen assassinate a Phoenix drug dealer. Is there a Mexican military connection?

The problems arising from an open southern border, and the policies that aid and abet it, continue to fester.

by Mondoreb
Source: Blogs4Borders! 063008
image: harans

The Left Won Culture War Last Week

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by Nancy Morgan
Right Bias

The left was the clear winner in the ongoing culture wars last week. Remember the Yale University student who made an art project of herself inducing an abortion? Complete with blood and, well, you get the idea. Even though the project was shown to be a fake, she got her 15 minutes of fame. Which has led to an invitation from England's Tate Museum to debut her new art project. She is the latest standard bearer of the the liberal ideology "Fake But Real."

As we speak, tens of thousands of proud gays are marching...all over Europe, in Jerusalem and in San Francisco. (I wish someone would tell me what they're so proud of.) Meanwhile, Barack Obama has appointed David Noble to head his Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender task force. This, as wife Michelle practises successful homosexual outreach, getting a standing ovation at a dinner meeting of the Gay and Lesbian Leadership Council of the DNC.

Going unnoticed in the world-wide orgy of homosexual pride, was a new report showing that the rate of new HIV infections in young male homosexuals rose 12%. In just the last year alone. Also pretty much ignored was a Pennsylvania school district that was found to have such a high rate of STD's that the Centers for Disease Control had to step in to track down students at risk for the deadly HIV. I guess free love isn't so free after all. I've expanded on this topic in my new article, 'Paying The Price For Free Love.'

In other culture news, San Francisco has decided high schools will no longer award physical education credits to students enrolled in the Junior Reserves Training Corp. This slap at our military was followed by, if you can believe it, an even bigger slap at our President. The city will be holding a vote on whether to rename one of its largest sewage treatment facilities after George W. Bush. Just lovely.

Down the coast in Los Angeles, a California judge has blocked a lawsuit that sought to enlist the LAPD in weeding out illegal immigrants. He just said no.

Spain's Parliament will be extending human rights to apes. This is the first time in history any national legislature has called for such rights for non-humans. Can you spell 'slippery slope?'

In India, a congressman plans an 11 day prayer for Obama's success and in Canada, a comic has been hauled before the Human Rights Commission for telling a lesbian joke.

It might seem as if the world has gone crazy. It hasn't. There's plenty of good news out there, it's just overlooked by our old media.

A historic 2nd amendment ruling from the Supreme Court has affirmed the individual right to bear arms. Just like it says in the Constitution. And in Louisiana, government school teachers can now educate their students about the theory of intelligent design and can actually discuss Darwin's theory of evolution in a scientific manner without being canned. Oh, teachers may now also discuss both sides of the global warming issue. Thank you, Gov. Jindal.

More kudos to Gov. Jindal. In the wake of last weeks' Supreme Court decision nixing the death penalty for child rapists, he promptly signed the "Sex Offender Chemical Castration Bill" authorizing the castration of convicted sex offenders. Progressives can rest easy knowing that these offenders will still have a choice: physical or chemical castration.

The media continues to focus on the context and nuances of presidential candidates, unable to spare any space for the incredible progress being made in Iraq, namely:
Al-Sadr's army was decimated last week as more than 2,000 cadres were killed, leading to "the almost complete collapse of the Mahdi army." Al-Sadr is licking his wounds and pondering his next career move. Can you spell toast?

Meanwhile, security is so improved in Iraq that foreign and Western investment money is flooding in. Iraqi Airline is taking off, thanks to a $5.5 billion contract with Boeing. Translation: We've won! Meanwhile, Barbara Walters has been summoned (summoned?) to Syria by President al-Assad. I guess Syria needs to improve their public relations. I predict the media will cover this visit ad naseum.

More good news as a new survey shows you can't fool all of the people all of the time. It appears a whopping 82% of Americans say the government's energy policies are to blame for the record fuel costs. Just so.

Despite the tough economic times, Americans have set a new record in charitable giving. Un-coerced largesse from private citizens topped $300 billion in 2007. Unsurprisingly, most of this came from those meanies in the red states.

Across the pond, Queen Elizabeth II gave British author Salman Rushdie a knighthood. Muslims were outraged, outraged. Yawn. While the she was at it, the Queen stripped the newly reinstalled president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, of his honorary knighthood. I'm smiling.


An Air India Jaipur-Mumbai flight flew well past its destination with both its pilots fatigued and fast asleep in the cockpit. When the pilots were finally woken up by anxious Mumbai air traffic controllers, the plane was about half way to Goa.

An Australian bridegroom was horrified to learn after he had walked down the aisle that he was already married — after a drunken holiday romance he could barely remember.

RightBias has launched a new Page 2 News covering the latest in weird news and essential trivial.


This week's honor goes to leading climate alarmist, James Hansen, who, with a straight face, has called for the chief executives of oil companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature. Their crime? Spreading doubt about global warming. Let's give this guy some more rope.

Till next Monday, keep smiling.

by Nancy Morgan

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and a news editor for
She lives in South Carolina, where she writes "Culture Watch" weekly.

Article may be reprinted with attribution. Bio available on request.

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Kennedy v Louisiana: Abolishing Death Penalty for Treason Next Up for Supreme Court


The Constitution Of The United States. Article III, Section 3.

Section 3. Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort. No person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

The Congress shall have power to declare the punishment of treason, but no attainder of treason shall work corruption of blood, or forfeiture except during the life of the person attainted.

US CODE: Title 18-2381. Treason

§ 2381. Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.

In his old age, Justice Kennedy has become a preening, legal songbird. Through the imprecations and stroking of the committed left on the court--ranging from the idiot, Souter, who is incapable of writing an intelligible legal thought; to the bizarre Ginsburg, who advocates the elimination of consent and equally repellent ideas (but whom has never identified a civil right that did not need her manipulation)--Justice Kennedy has become the pointman for the reconstruction of American law in a form more preferable to the left.

Every decision is focused on the objective of forwarding a political agenda, regardless of the cost to individual and fairness. We see this same ideological drive in KENNEDY v. LOUISIANNA, the recent case wherein the Supreme Court decided that the death penalty was disproportionate to the violent and vicious rape of an 8-year-old girl by a grown man. The enunciated new standard is that the death sentence is only applicable when a death of the victim occurs.

In the decision, the Court made in somewhat clear that they were not deciding the issue as crimes against the State.
" We do not address, for example, crimes defining and punishing treason, espionage, terrorism, and drug king-pin activity.."

But is this true?

It is not.

The Court has clearly laid the groundwork for the next Court to strike down the death penalty for such crimes. Treason is the 'first' crime in America. Laid out in The Constitution, which clearly and unequivocally states that Congress can stipulate any penalty whatsoever. The thought that Congress could be second guessed by the Court clearly never entered the minds of the drafters.

It is noteworthy that Article III is the very Article that establishes the Court and therefore the framers put the Court and the crime of Treason on an equal plane.

BUT buried in the KENNEDY decision is this gem:
" The Court, for example, has acknowledged that the requirement of general rules to ensure consistency of treatment and the insistence that capital sentencing be individualized have resulted in tension and imprecision. This approach might be sound with respect to capital murder, but it should not be introduced into the justice system when murder has not occurred".

This along with the Court's new standard of rarity of application of the death penalty(if it rarely done for a crime, them it must be because it is wrong for that crime) dooms capital punishment for treason , espionage, mailing injurious materials with intent to harm or murder, bank robbery-kidnapping, terrorism per se,and drug king-pin activity where the victims cannot be specifically determined to have been intentionally murdered by the accused. Because there, the Court is basically saying that the appellate protocol for death row inmates must not be extended where there is no death.

And that is what the left wants.

Because treason, espionage, terrorism have no meaning to them: America is the perpetrator of such crimes.

by pat
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Trench Reynolds: DBKP This Week in Crime, June 22-28

June 22-28, 2008

Trench Reynolds
I'm Trench Reynolds.

I blog about crime.

This is the DBKP Week in Crime for June 22nd-28th, 2008

At craigscrimelist we had not one but two male prostitutes that were arrested through craigslist.

Part of what I like to at is link to other bloggers who have put up amazing posts. This week that would be this post about two people who are in my local area who were shot and killed in an armed robbery.

Continuing the not one but two trend at News of Doom I posted two stories that put Texas in the lead. The first was about Randy Sylvester who is accused of burning his own kids. The second one was about a robbery gone bad that netted the suspects only $2.

At MyCrimeSpace I've been following the disappearance of Brooke Bennett. A 12-year-old girl from Vermont who may have been taken by someone who contacted her over MySpace.

At Psycho for Love I'm still following the story of accused black widow Betty Neumar. Authorities originally thought she may have killed her first husband but that turned out to be not true.

Do you remember the story of the Georiga third graders who plotted to kill their teacher? At TheTrenchcoat Chronicles I posted a follow up on how two of the third suspects have entered into plea deals.

And lastly at Bad Breeders I posted a story about an Arizona couple who almost starved their 2-year-old to death, even in the hospital.

That's it for this week. I'm Trench Reynolds for DBKP.

Here's hoping I don't blog about you.

by Trench Reynolds
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Anti-Obama: Bloggers Shut Down by Google, Obamabots

Google's Shoot the Hopium Pogrom
by BabbaZee

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Tick Tock mah Ferals......

Hat Tip: PSaturn

Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform

By Warner Todd Huston | June 29, 2008 - 15:22 ET

It looks like Google has officially joined the Barack Obama campaign and decided that its contribution would be to shut down any blog on the Google owned blogging system that has an anti-Obama message. Yes, it sure seems that Google has begun to go through its many thousands of blogs to lock out the owners of anti-Obama blogs so that the noObama message is effectively squelched. Thus far, Google has terminated the access by blog owners to 7 such sites and the list may be growing. Boy, it must be nice for Barack Obama to have an ally powerful enough to silence his opponents like that!

It isn't just conservative sites that Google's Blogger platform is eliminating. For instance, has been frozen and this one is a Hillary supporting site. The operator of Come a Long Way has a mirror site off the Blogspot platform and has today posted this notice:

I used to have a happy internet home on Blogger: Then on Wednesday night, June 25, I received the following e-mail:

Dear Blogger user,

This is a message from the Blogger team.

Your blog, at, has been identified as a potential spam blog. You will not be able to publish posts to your blog until we review your site and confirm that it is not a spam blog.


The Blogger Team

It turns out that there is an interesting pattern where it concerns the blogs that Google's Blogspot team have summarily locked down on their service. They all belong to the Just Say No Deal coalition, a group of blogs that are standing against the Obama campaign. It seems the largest portion of these blogs are Hillary supporting blogs, too.

All I can say is, WOW! If Google is willing to abuse its power like this even against fellow leftists, what does it plan against conservatives, the folks Google hates even more!?

Here is a list of the Blogspot blogs that have been frozen by Google thus far:

* Blue Lyon @
* Come A Long Way @
* Hillary or Bust @
* McCain Democrats @
* NObama Blog @
* @
* Reflections in Tyme @


There's an update at NewsBusters now:

I have been hesitant to post this update because I cannot find a link to prove the claim, but it is starting to look like this Blogspot shut down of anti-Obama sites occurred because of a concerted effort by Obama supporters.

What they did was go to the Blogspot addresses found on the site of the NoObama coalition called Just Say No Deal and constantly hit the "mark as spam" link so that Google's Blogger would be flooded with spam warnings. This caused Google/Blogger to freeze the sites marked.

Apparently, this campaign merely took advantage of Google/Blogger's flawed system of finding spam blogs. So, it looks like what we have here is an Obama dirty trick to shut down political opposition. Looks like Obmatons aren't much for that whole democracy thing, eh?

Once I find a link to an Obama site talking about this attack, I will post it. platform

by Babba Zee

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* I will fight against them with the sword of my mouth...
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* Google Shuts Down Anti-Obama Sites on its Blogger Platform

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Scientology's Founder: Saint or Black Magic Sinner?

The Church of Scientology has been called a fake and a fraud hiding behind the "skirts" of its designation as a "religion". Scientology calls its critics "religious" bigots. The origin of the Church of Scientology is relatively new, established in 1953. Compared to other, older more established religions, it's relatively easy to research the one man who was instrumental in bringing "Scientology" to the world, L. Ron Hubbard. That is, depending on the reference and whether the Church continues to sanitize and scrub clean Hubbard's image.

The internet is awash in L. Ron Hubbard sites. Depending on where you look, Hubbard is one of the most prolific and influential writers of fiction, a poet, musician, a "leading light" of popular literature in the 1930's, humanitarian, drug addict, nutjob, malignant narcissist, or Satan.

Most, if not all of the glowing attributes of Hubbard on the web,orginate from websites sponsored by the Church of Scientology. Hubbard's past has been scrubbed clean and santizied to portray the man in a "prophetic" light. While there are literally hundreds of testiments to Hubbard's prolific past as a "wise man" and "prophet" of Scientology, one small interview, published back in 1983 in Penthouse Magazine, singlehandedly deconstructs the Church of Scientology's carefully crafted depiction of L. Ron Hubbard.

Ron Jr. says that he remembers much of his childhood. He claims to recall, at six years, a vivid scene of his father performing an abortion ritual on his mother with a coat hanger. He remembers that when he was ten years old, his father, in an attempt to get his son in tune with his black-magic worship, laced the young hubbard's bubble gum with phenobarbital. Drugs were an important part of Ron Jr.'s growing up, as his father believed that they were the best way to get closer to Satan --the Antichrist of black magic. 1984 Penthouse Interview

In 1983, Hubbard's son, Ron Jr., gave an interview to Penthouse magazine. The resulting article paints a devastating picture of the senior Hubbard and his brainchild, Scientology.

Ron Jr. recounts his father as a "broke science-fiction writer" who believed the way to amass a fortune was through pedalling a "religion" to the "masses". He also recounted his childhood, of his father's drinking,drug abuse, and Satanic worship.


Ron was 16 when Hubbard's book, Dianetics, first hit the scene in 1950. Hubbard opened a clinic in New Jersey where "clients" were assessed using an "e-meter". Hubbard fled the state after New Jersey and the American Medical Association called Dianetics and Scientology a quack science. By 1953 the Hubbards had relocated to Arizona where the first official "church" of Scientology began with Ron Jr. a willing disciple of his father's new "religion".

Ron married in 1953. He never allowed his wife nor his six children and grandchildren to join Scientology. In 1959, after witnessing several activities which involved alleged drug dealing and the laundering of large sums of money plus his father's heavy handiness, Ron decided to leave.

Ron became aware for the first time of the patent paranoia displayed by the Church of Scientology when he realized that he and his family's movements were monitored. When his half-brother Quentin died under mysterious circumstances in 1976 and Ron's belief that his father had died in 1980 and his death was being withheld by church authorities, Ron filed suit to claim his inheritance. Penthouse sent a journalist to interview Ron, who in 1984 was managing an apartment complex in Carson City, Nevada.

Ron spoke about the policy of "Fair Gaming" utilitized by Scientologists to silence their critics. As he had spent years within the top most "inner" circle, he was more than familiar with the tactics being used against him, as he had previously used them against members who had attempted to flee to the fold:

Hubbard: it's very simple. Scientology has always had a "fair-game doctrine"--a policy of doing absolutely anything to stop an investigation or publication of a critical article in a magazine or newspaper. They have run some incredible operations on the several people who have tried to write books about Scientology. It was almost like a terror campaign. First they'd try throwing every possible lawsuit at the reporter or newspaper. We had a team of attorneys to do just that. The goal was to destroy the enemy. So the solution was always to attack, full-bore, with every possible resource, from every angle, instantaneously it can certainly be overwhelming.

He also spoke of his father's "philosophy" on combating the "enemy" in court:

Hubbard: My father drilled into all of us: Don't go to court thinking to win a lawsuit. You go to court to harass, to delay, to exhaust the enemy financially, physically, mentally. You file every motion you can think of and you just lock them up in court. The courts, for my father, were never used to seek justice or redress, put to destroy the people he thought were enemies, to prevent negative stories from appearing. He just wanted complete control of the press --and got it.

DBKP found another instance of Hubbard Sr.'s penchant for instructing his minions to "destroy" the enemy. In 1968 Hubbard sent out a directive from his current abode, as the "Commodor" aboard the freighter, the Royal Scotsman. This was the origin of Scientology's Sea Organization or Sea Org:



To: Those Concerned No. 30 INT

From: The Founder E/O No. 28 INT added to

(BPI and goes in Auditor)


are hereby declared Suppressive Persons for pretending to have and distribute forged and altered "Upper Level Materials" which were of a Research nature and not for distribution.

All Certificates and Awards are cancelled.

Having stolen or illegally procured these dangerous materials (at the instigation of a Psychiatrist) these persons did plot to misuse them to cause Insanity and Death.

False report for money that they would furnish the real materials.

They are declared Enemies of Mankind, the planet and all life.

They are fair game.

No amnesty may ever cover them.

If they ever come to a Qual Division they are to be run on reverse processes.

Any Sea Org member contacting any of them is to use Auditing Process R2-45.

The Criminal Prosecution Bureau is to find any and all crimes in their pasts and have them brought to court and prison.

The Public Distribution of False or Forbidden data is a Suppressive Act and a High Crime.


Source - Fredric L. Rice
Note: R2-45 referred to a "bullet in the head by a .45"

For more of L. Ron Hubbard: Scientology Saint or Black Magic Sinner? at


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Death by 1000 Papercuts Front Page

Man Arrested for Paddling Kayak in River

"When police and politicians ignore real criminals, many times they compensate by turning everyday behavior into a crime. This helps keep the arrest statistics up."
--RE Bierce

"The law is an ass."
--Mr. Brumble, in Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

"I refused to pay to paddle the river – it is a matter of principle – everyone should have the right to access water free of charge."

--Nigel Conway, after being arrested for paddling his kayak in a UK river.

Nigel Conway was treated like a criminal--a real criminal: arrested, fingerprinted, mug shots and DNA samples taken. His crime?

Paddling his kayak in a river in North Wales.

Mr Conway's ordeal is the latest controversy for North Wales police, whose chief constable Richard Brunstrom, has a habit of making headlines.

Nicknamed 'the Mad Mullah of the Traffic Taliban' for his zeal on road safety issues, he has called for the number of speed cameras to be trebled, the legalisation of hard drugs and been forced to apologise for handing out pictures of a decapitated motorcyclist without the permission of the victim's family.

Mr Brunstrom also defied Crown Prosecution Service advice by investigating claims that Tony Blair shouted 'f****** Welsh' after Labour's poor performance in the 1999 Welsh Assembly election.

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Waterway Access laws in the United Kingdom are much different than in the United States.

Arthur Roberts, spokesman for campaigners People for Proper Policing, said: 'This beggars belief. It is another example of North Wales police going too far and criminalizing innocent members of the public trying to go about their daily lives.

'Not content with making the lives of motorists a misery, it seems North Wales police are going for canoeists as well. This is a total waste of taxpayers' money.'

British cops, never there when you need them; always there if no risk is involved.

by pat
* Canoeist arrested, held hours and DNA taken--crime? Paddling in a river

Video: Mexican Drug War Violence Spills into USA

This week's blogburst by Blogs4Borders contains:

* The Other War: As Mexico melts down are we next?

* 100% Preventable! Americans continue to pay the bloody price for open borders. When will the madness end?

* John Monti’s false accusers take a second bite at the apple. We report and tell you what you can do to help!

Readers will find a wealth of material on illegal immigration at Freedom Folks, as well as a daily recounting on the follies of unsecured borders.

The war being fought in Mexico between the government and the drug cartels is having its effects here.

It looks like it will have to get a lot worse before our ruling elites in Washington take action.

In the meantime, anyone who calls attention to the problems, is labeled "racist".

Or worse.

by Mondoreb
* Just ‘Good Hearted Folks?’
* Blogs 4 Borders! 062308

American Justice Tomorrow Seen Today in Britain

'Speak when you're spoken to!' The Queen sharply interrupted her.

'But if everybody obeyed that rule,' said Alice, who was always ready for a little argument, 'and if you only spoke when you were spoken to, and the other person always waited for you to begin, you see nobody would ever say anything, so that -- '

--Lewis Carroll

British Justice. Broken

Ever wonder where the American Justice system will wind up?

How about the propensity of Judges to disregard legislation, make up law, tell elected officials how to run the nation? Apparently, they inhabit a make-believe world wherein they are kings.

What about the tendency of Police officials and law enforcement to view law biding citizens as the enemy and terrorists as the victims? (Been to the airport lately?).

We need look no further than Britain. This nation of moonbats is entering the terminal stages of civil deconstruction. From the ever fascinating Daily Mail:

Man who claimed Paddington train crash turned him into a killer can appeal for compensation

A violent killer will be given up to £300,000 in compensation after he blamed the killing on trauma he suffered during the Paddington train crash

Gray, a council administrator, suffered minor injuries when the train he was travelling on was hit head-on by a high-speed intercity train on 5th October 1999.

However, he claims that as a result of the accident his personality was profoundly altered. From being a very passive person, he started to experience bouts of uncontrollable rage.

Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he became withdrawn, emotionally unstable and his relationship with his girlfriend deteriorated."

In August 2001, John Boultwood, a father-of-two, drunkenly wandered in front of Gray's car and hammered on his window.Gray, from Tilbury in Essex, started to punch and kick the 42-year-old welder, then stabbed him repeatedly with a kitchen knife.

Was this fellow traveling with the knife?

No. He went home to get it, came back and stabbed the drunk who was lying there. For this, a sympathetic Judge--apparently unaware that Post Traumatic Stress syndrome is not only rare, but virtually non-existent in the described circumstances--awarded him a minimum of $600,000.

Hey! It's somebody else's money after all. But what about the , ah, fellow who died?
Who cares?

The decision was greeted with outrage and dismay by the family of Gray's victim.

Mr Boultwood's mother Edith Sinclair, 74, said: "I can't believe it. So he will get rich by killing a person? How can that man blame it on the crash? It was two years after. He went and got a knife and came back. He knifed my Jonny seven times."

This incident is by no means isolated. From the same paper:

Former soldier arrested for kidnap after his citizen's arrest on yob who pelted his home with eggs

(Frank McCourt: He says he has been 'put through months of hell')

When Frank McCourt's home was targeted by young hooligans hurling rocks and eggs, he challenged them and told them to leave and never return.

But the next day they came back so Mr McCourt, a former soldier, tried to phone the police but was put on hold for 45 minutes.

At the end of his tether, he grabbed one of the louts by the arm and hauled him inside, telling him he was performing a citizen's arrest.

But it was Mr McCourt who was arrested later that day - for kidnap.
The 57-year-old spent six weeks on bail before being charged with the lesser offence of assault. "

"A Sussex police spokesman said: 'An allegation was made and officers duly investigated the facts reported to police. A file was presented to the Crown Prosecution Service in accordance with procedure.

Brave grandma arrested after standing up to yobs
* Nanny State: Squeezing the Zest for Life Out of the British
*Nanny State Squeezing Zest out of the British

A wild guess here: it is easier to deal with a law biding, compliant citizen that actual criminals, regardless of their age. It is generally believed in this country that the crime rates in Britain are decidedly less than here in America.

This is untrue. The reported crime rate in Britain, with the exception of murder by firearms, is far higher.

And that is only the reported rates. in many instances the Police in Britain--and in fact most of the EU--are under no obligation to file reports and, in fact, discourage the same by the shenanigans detailed here.

Meet the future Of American Justice.

by pat
* sparklingrose
* teachwithmovies
* Paddington Train Crash Killer wins Appeal
* Former soldier arrested kidnapping citizens arrest

Oregon Health Care: Suicide is Painless--and Cheaper

The Oregon Health Plan:
When the Government Runs Health Care

"Elect me and your health care problems will all be over."

The people of Oregon fell for that line almost 20 years ago. Expecting Utopia, what they got was a reality check: a lottery to pick who's covered and suicide coverage--instead of cancer drugs.

In 1989. Oregon became the second State, after Hawaii, to attempt complete medical coverage of it's citizens.

It has not gone as planned.

In fact, it seems to be approaching disaster. Within a few year:
In early 2003, the Oregon Health Plan (OHP) implemented cost saving strategies, reducing benefits and increasing cost-sharing for a substantial portion of its members

Cost-sharing meant that people were being charged premium for the previously funded care. So we have a reduction in Medical care and services, and increased cost. But the degeneration of the plan did not end there. In March of this year, wire services carried the following:
Tens of thousands of Oregonians queued up quickly for a chance at the state’s latest lottery, but this one is no game.

Officials began drawing names last week for a chance at some rare openings in the state’s healthcare plan.

Announced in February, the lottery drew 91,675 hopefuls in 30 days. The winners will receive a postcard notifying them that they can apply for the Oregon Health Plan.

"Budget limitations capped the Oregon Health Plan standard benefit package in mid-2004. Now the plan has room for a few thousand people. The lottery winners will be the first new applicants since the cap was imposed.

When it was fully funded, it was considered a trailblazing program.

In 1996, the benefit package enrolled five times as many people as are enrolled today, and only 10.7% of Oregon’s population lacked insurance, compared with about 16% today.

Yes, you read that correctly. Not only are the numbers of uninsured increasing dramatically, with only 24,000 insured, but to get on the 'Universal" plan, you must participate in a lottery.

In June of 2008, it got far worse.

The "Universal" plan does not, apparently include medical care for seriously potentially terminal disease.As The Catholic News Agency reported:

Oregon health plan covers assisted suicide, not drugs, for cancer patient"

Eugene, Jun 6, 2008 / 01:09 am ( CNA).- An Oregon woman suffering from lung cancer was notified by the state-run Oregon Health Plan that their policy would not cover her life-extending cancer drug, telling her the health plan would cover doctor-assisted suicide instead.

That was not a misprint.

On October 27, 1997 Oregon enacted the Death with Dignity Act which allows terminally-ill Oregonians to end their lives through the voluntary self-administration of lethal medications, expressly prescribed by a physician for that purpose.

In 2008, as a cost control measure, Oregon apparently incorporated the act into it's failing health care plan--because it is far easier to kill patients than to save them. The publicity of the story ultimately saved the patient. The manufacturer of the life preserving drug stepped up and offered it to the patient.

The story appears to be a happy ending for Barbara Wagner, who has been notified by a drug manufacturer that it will provide the expensive medication, estimated to cost $4,000 a month, for the first year and then allow her to apply for further treatment, according to a report in the Eugene Register-Guard.

But the word from the state was coverage for palliative care, which would include the state's assisted suicide program, would be allowed but not coverage for the cancer treatment drugs.

"To say to someone, we'll pay for you to die, but not pay for you to live, it's cruel," Wagner told the newspaper. "I get angry. Who do they think they are?"


Anything but. Oregon now has half the physicians it needs. It rations health care like no other State. It has become a bizarre replication of the Soviet health care system of old;socialism run amok.

The cure? You guessed it?

"We don't know, and the American public doesn't know, what is going to happen in the next two to three to four years nationally," Speight said. "There are things we can do at a state level that can work with a national model."

Yeah. They want you to pay for their failure and participate in this irrational death factory.

* onthefencefilms







Beltway Elites and the Ordinary Americans They Rule

Life Outside the Beltway

Washington elites, pontificating pundits and media types would be very surprised to know: There is life outside the beltway. Millions of largely invisible, average Americans live there. And these Americans are living lives totally alien to the thousands of so-called experts and talking heads who claim to represent them.

For instance: These Americans, (I'll call them 'we' Americans, as I belong to their ranks), aren't waiting breathlessly for the latest word on high from Hillary. We really don't care what she says, having learned long ago that much of what comes out of her mouth is designed for political expediency, not conveying truths.

We're also not marveling over the new media messiah, Obama. We've been around awhile and we know what all the experts don't, namely, that a 15 minute flash in the pan does not a president make. As far as we're concerned, the job of running this, the greatest country in the world, requires more than being able to give a good speech. And even though some of us wear checkered shirts and have been known to drink beer on occasion doesn't mean we don't know the difference between socialism and capitalism.

Instead of spending all our time dissecting the nuance and context of the latest sound bite du jour, we have better things to do. Like earning a living, spending time with family or just plain having fun.

We have lives that are not dependant on political fortunes or government largesse. We live in the real world. A world, unlike the inside of the D.C. beltway, where hard work and merit are appreciated and rewarded. A world where a man's word is still his bond and Christian values still mean something. A world where acquiring power and money mean less than earning an honest living and the respect of our neighbors.

The latest polls mean less than zero to us. We know that in politics, 24 hours can be a lifetime and there are many lifetimes to go before we cast our votes in November.

We 'invisible' Americans know when we're being patronized and we have enough common sense to take with a grain of salt any pronouncements claiming to be 'for our own good.' We know best how to run our lives, not some yahoo who's only accomplishment was fooling enough of the populace to get elected to a position of political power.

To most of us in flyover country, political correctness is the hallmark of a herd animal - one who follows the group and lets others do his thinking for him. One who is more concerned with group status than doing what he thinks is right. You know who I mean: the guys and gals that appear on TV, gravely giving us peons the benefit of their vast knowledge. The ones who claim the 'truth' is relative yet insist that their version is the only acceptable truth.

The difference between those that inhabit the rarified real-estate inside-the-beltway and us average Americans is, we are held accountable for the decisions we make. And when we endorse or promote a cause or an idea, we do it with our own money, not the taxpayers'. And we do it quietly, for the right reasons, knowing that the virtue is in the doing, not the talking about it.

Here in the heartland, we all practice capitalism without shame and we don't apologize for making a profit. A lot of us still lower our voices to a whisper when discussing race, but we're working on that.

Words still have meanings and we know that relabelling a donkey as a princess doesn't make that ass a princess. We know a rose is still a rose, even if a self-annointed expert says it isn't. We really don't need or want all the inside-the-beltway experts telling us how to raise our own kids, what kind of car to buy, or how to celebrate diversity.

Mostly, we'd just like to be left alone by all the do-gooders who's main talents are manufacturing crisis' in order to save us from them. We'd sure appreciate it if you'd limit your mischief making to inside the beltway and leave us all alone. We can live our lives just fine without your help.

by Nancy Morgan

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and a news editor for
She lives in South Carolina, where she writes "Culture Watch" weekly.

Article may be reprinted with attribution. Bio available on request.

* myslewski

Trench Reynolds: DBKP This Week in Crime, June 15-21

June 15-21, 2008

Trench Reynolds
I'm Trench Reynolds.

I blog about crime.

This is the DBKP Week in Crime for June 15th-21st, 2008

At craigscrimelist there was an unusual turn of events when a Phoenix blamed craigslist for a crime that they had no part in...for once. has yet another format change and is providing quick links with minimal commentary to crime news stories.

At News of Doom the most horrific story of the week had to be about the cult in the Czech Republic where one of its members skinned her own child and fed the flesh to other members.

MyCrimeSpace had its own horrific story when an HIV positive man was charged with the rapes of underage girls he met through MySpace and VampireFreaks.

The headlines in my own backyard have been about the recently arrested alleged Black Widow so at Psycho for Love I posted about Betty Neumar who buried 5 husbands since the 50's.

Are you one of those people who think teens should be never charged as adults? Then you might be interested in a post I made at TheTrenchcoat Chronicles. Two teens from Minnesota are have been charged as adults in a double murder. Yet I don't hear the usual bleeding hearts coming to their defense. Is it because these kids are black?

And unfortunately I have a sad passing to report in the Trench Reynolds family of blogs. I'm shuttering Vice Tube because it just hasn't been producing content or traffic so I have to clos its doors. However don't be dismayed because I have started a brand new project that I hope will get the support of DBKP readers. The concept behind the new blog is to document people who dare to call themselves parents after the atrocities they commit on their own children. It's called Bad Breeders. On Saturday I posted a story about a couple from Mass. who would sexually abuse the woman's 8-year-old daughter and share the pictures with each other.

That's it for this week. I'm Trench Reynolds for DBKP.

Here's hoping I don't blog about you.

by Trench Reynolds
image: Trench Network

Scott Kalita Tribute at NHRA

The NHRA website has a great Scott Kalitta tribute, a portion which is reproduced above.

It's a must for both ardent and casual hot rod fans.

To see the whole thing: Special Section, Scott Kalitta 1962-2008

by Mondoreb & RidesAPaleHorse
images: NHRA

GreeNazi Magazine a Must for Eco Militants

Click on image to enlarge

Two months and three days ago, we "celebrated" something called Earth Day.

The KG3, in the person of Irony Curtain, was there to cover the shenanigans. One result is above: GreeNazi magazine.

Who or what are The KG3? And why? Some say they are an ad hoc group of cagey party misfits "putting the toil in toilet humor." Others suspect this troika was selected for its commitment to outstanding production. Do not be ridiculous. But perhaps the masses have the right to know why The KG3s efforts merit a separate category when they are not even children of elite Party members? Perhaps it is not wise to ask too many questions.

As the GreeNazi cover suggests, "Recycle! Reuse one page of this issue to wipe yourself!"

At last, a Green publication we can get behind.

by Mondoreb
powered by: Irony Curtain of the KG3
Image/source: Green Nazi magazine: Earth Day issue

Explosion of Forced Marriages in the U.K. a Big Problem

"Miss Rawlins, I Need Help"

In 1999 the British Labour Party, in one of those boneheaded acts that the left excels at, made a seemingly minor adjustment to it's immigration policy that doomed many thousands of young girls to death, beatings, and a nightmare life. In January 2000 The Independent reported that thousands of young U.K. Muslim girls were being forced into marriages to foreigners, primarily Pakistanis. Many of these girls were third generation Brits, with only a rudimentary understanding of their new language. The groom was often a cousin, a visa seeker--or something worse. And it is not only her life that is affected. A great number of the reported kidnappings involve U.K. fiances or boyfriends.

Huge Rise In Forced Marriages

"The biggest rise came after the new Labour government, in one of its first measures last year, simplified the procedures for a British person wanting to bring their spouse to settle in Britain. They abandoned the hated "Primary Purpose Rule," which made consular staff rule on whether the main purpose of the marriage was to gain entry into the UK before issuing a visa.

In February last year, before the rules were changed, the High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan, issued 255 visas to spouses. This year it issued 1,132, nearly five times as many.

Critics say the result is a flourishing trade in forced marriages, with British-born and educated women spirited abroad to lives of misery married to men they have never met. Often, they are virtual prisoners in remote villages.

Those that return to Britain while their new spouses apply for visas - which take about two months to process - often beg the Foreign Office to reject their husband's application.

'We've received 440 such letters in the past year,' said a member of the High Commission in Islamabad. 'More arrive each day. But there's nothing we can do unless the woman is prepared to go public.'"

Some girls, as young as three, are forced
into marriage in some countries, such as Afghanistan.

The U.K. Muslim community and politicians ensured that not only would the immigration policy not be changed, but anyone who challenged it would be labeled a racist, in a fine display of Muslim Grievance Syndrome.

'Jahangir Mohammed, deputy leader of the Muslim Parliament of Great Britain, said: 'There are problems in a tiny minority of marriages and perhaps they are increasing, but to force anyone into a marriage is totally un-Islamic.

'These are difficult times for the Muslim community. We see problems with crime and drugs for the first time, but we believe these are linked to unemployment brought on by racism against Muslims.

'The unemployment rate among Muslim graduates is 60 per cent. That is a much bigger problem to be dealt with.' "

Despite the joy of an Islamic community in Britain that cowed the government into inaction to protect these girls, the problem has only worsened for the women involved.

By 2005, law enforcement authorities in the U.K. received more than 5,000 complaints of which 300 were investigated. Interestingly enough, some of those calling for help--not likely to be forthcoming--were males. It seem Muslim males are no more happy to marry an unknown cousin from a rural Pakistani village; they find the proposition no more palatable than marrying their sister.

But, a male is unlikely to suffer the incredible physical beatings common to females after marriage, as well as the inevitable rape. He only gets beaten up before the marriage, which is sometimes performed at gun point.

"Britain’s Forced Marriage Unit, established in 2005, receives around 5,000 calls and deals with about 300 cases each year—figures that officials fear are just the tip of a very large iceberg."

"The cases typically involve women aged 15-24, forced under extreme physical and emotional duress to marry relatives in a culture and country they were not brought up in, with the threat of being thrown out of the family—or worse—if they do not cooperate.

But what about the plight of young men similarly forced into marriage?

Men account for just 15 percent of the FMU’s cases. Around 30 percent involve minors, including boys, some as young as 10 y
ears old."

And that is where Helen Rawlins steps in.

A diplomat's struggle against forced marriage

Rawlins travels with an armed guard. Dressed in a diplomat's suit, she awaits calls for help. She then, in a two vehicle caravan, travels through all of Pakistan, attempting to rescue child brides, grooms and women with British passports who are being forced into marriage.

The British government views forced marriages, often performed after beatings or threats of violence, as a human rights abuse--far different from arranged marriages to which the bride and groom consent.

It is Rawlins's job to stop them. In an age of increasingly fluid migration, and aided by instant communication, the British diplomat works 3,700 miles from London to help women from her own country."

An actual case:

A 17-year-old girl, born and raised in Scotland, had taken shelter in the British High Commission, as the embassy is known in this former colony.

Rawlins listened as the British official explained the details. The girl said she hadn't realized that her parents had brought her to Pakistan to marry. She wanted to choose her own life. She has a boyfriend back home in Britain.

Her mother, furious and wailing, had followed her. She was demanding to see her daughter. But the girl was refusing to talk to her, terrified her family might kill her. They had already taken her passport.

"We have to get her out of the country quickly," David, the security agent said.

The girl's boyfriend in London, desperate to stop the marriage, arranged to have friends drive her to the embassy after she sneaked out of her family's home. In retaliation, the family filed kidnapping charges with the Pakistani police, who threw the boyfriend's Pakistani father and brother in jail, a blunt tactic to force the girl to comply.

The 17-year-old Scottish girl who had taken refuge in the British Embassy was on her way to the shelter.

Her boyfriend in London -- whom she met by chance at a restaurant counter -- had already wired money for a flight. She was booked to leave for London at 4:40 a.m., in just a few hours.

Working his cellphone, David smoothed things over with the Pakistani police, arranging for release of the boyfriend's father and brother. He would personally go to the airport, despite the hour, to ensure that the girl walked safely onto the plane.

The United Kingdom is a country so terrified of it's Muslim populace that it cannot voice criticism of any thing Islamic. Indeed, such criticism is largely against the law. Yet, in the midst of all this self-abasement, a few brave souls fight back.

Realists in a country of make-believe: Ms Rawlins is one of those people.

Well-spoken, armed and dangerous, when she hears the call for help she acts instantly. Often juggling more than one case at a time, Helen Rawlins sports an incredibly high success rate.

A toast is in order.

What she wanted

A non-wedding toast, if you may.

by pat
* scotland
* msnbc
coompax-digital magazine