Stupid Crime of the Day ….

Well, stupid number one was trying to carjack someone’s car. Stupid number two was trying to carjack a cop’s car. Stupid number three was invoking Batman ….

PITTSBURGH –  Pittsburgh police say a man tried to carjack a plainclothes officer near filming for the latest Batman movie — and allegedly told him it was part of the script.

Detective Robert DiGiacomo was in an unmarked vehicle around 7:15 p.m. Saturday, looking for a suspect in an assault. That’s when police say a man opened the car door, sat down and told the officer to get out.

via Police: Man Tries Steal Cop’s Car, Blames ‘Batman’ –

FBI teaches new recruits to read ‘anti-Islam’ books – Telegraph

FBI teaches new recruits to read ‘anti-Islam’ books – Telegraph.

A slide show used by the bureau for training new agents told them that Islam “transforms [a] country’s culture into seventh century Arabian ways” and is “hard for westerners to understand”. It said that Muslims were swayed “more by ideas than facts”.

Here is the slide show that has the ACLU all upset.

Don’t Be A Jackass

I saw this video floating around Facebook and quite frankly it outraged me to no end.

I have no issue with the guy recording the checkpoint stop. I do however have an issue with him giving the Border Patrol officer a hard time for doing her job. He should have been thanking her, not making her job more difficult.

Law enforcement has the right to conduct these stops/checkpoints. If you have an issue with them, take them up with your Congressman and the SCOTUS. As long as they are conducted uniformly, without ‘profiling’ or singling one individual out, then they are completely constitutional. The SCOTUS ruled long ago that an individual is obligated to identify themselves to a law enforcement officer. A roadway is public property and operating a vehicle on them is a privilege (not a right) subject to public laws and regulations. Law enforcement is charged with enforcing those laws and regulations in a uniform manner and a person’s ability to use those roads is conditional.

We give the Border Patrol guys a hard time for people crossing the border illegally and not doing their jobs. Then when they are doing their jobs, idiots like this give them a hard time. So the next time you have an issue with a law enforcement officer doing their job, take the time to thank them for doing it. Then contact your local elected officials and give them a hard time about it.

Law enforcement simply enforces the laws created by our elected officials and courts. They cannot change the laws and/or enforcement policies. As long as they are professional and apply the law uniformly, we can ask no more of them.