Friday, June 30, 2006
Staggering Into The Weekend
When ever I start really getting peeved about some my local petty tyrants, I'll think of this story about a mayor Tennessee is trying to remove:
District Attorney General John W. Carney filed the 17-page complaint this week after more than 500 of Coopertown's nearly 3,000 residents brought a petition to him.Read it, and remember that it such officials who often make eminent domain decisions, and retire wealthy.
Bernie Kerik pled guilty and got a slap on the wrist.
Crooks really aren't all that smart, are they? When you've got a good racket going, calling up a reporter to brag is not the wisest course of action. I guess this bank robber felt the need to recycle her junk mail, but she should have torn off the piece with her home address before writing the hold-up note. She had inside help, too - help that seems to have been further up on the Dunning Scale.
We must thank The Florida Masochist for posting about one of the dumbest criminals ever. Florida Cracker also provides a good example of why we need dumb criminals - the police don't always have freedom of action.
There is a blog dedicated to stories about dumb criminals if you are in the mood. I'm thinking of starting a competing one about the NY Times. Stupid And Traitorous has a nice ring to it, don't you think? The only thing holding me back is that I would have to read The Grey Doxy every day. Yuck. Life is too short.