Saturday Round Up
Houston DA Scandal-
Mark Bennett has done a masterful job breaking down the email scandal inside the Harris County DA’s office. These posts are a must read.
The latest embarrassment is an email from one Harris ADA that decries “Canadians” on a jury.
Why does that matter? Apparently Canadians is slang for the N-Word.
Mark’s work has inspired an open records request to the Dallas DA for any emails that contain the word “Canadians”. I hope this search turns up nothing.
Hookers and Cops in Chicago-
The Agitator breaks down a recent study on prostitutes in Chicago. It seems that hookers are statistically more likely to have sex with a police officer than get arrested by one.
3% of all tricks by Chicago’s hookers are “protection sex” with police. Another 5% of tricks are given to gang members for protection. Hmmm… corruption, organized crime…reminds me of..Prohibition. That’s because it is.
Prohibition of commercialized sex results in the same externalities as drugs. Fortunately you don’t have to take my word for it.
Nevada’s legal brothels are not only free of pimps and protection sex, they are much safer. Only 20% of professional sex in Chicago involves condoms, compared with 100% at Nevada’s legal brothels.
My Readers Want Law
My views on the federal government and the deficit have drawn some reader criticism. I was even called a “neo con.” I do not break from criminal justice issues often. However, daily copy is difficult and I do have other interests.
I hope my readers understand that I believe there is no “good” big government. All spending requires taxation and coercion. I view taxes as sanctioned theft and the national debt as a direct threat to freedom just like the War on Drugs. The interstate commerce clause is the common thread from Prohibition to Entitlement spending. The parallels are clear to me.
However, I respect my readers and their views. If you disagree with me that is what comments are for. This blog is still 95% law and will stay that way. Thanks for reading.
Help End Home Invasion Searches
The SWAT killing in Lima, Ohio is merely the latest death caused by home invasion drug searches. You can help end these residential paramillitary raids. StoptheDrugWar.org has an easy form to email your local officials to let them know you do not support home invasion searches. I would encourage any IWTS reader to take a few minutes and fill out this simple form.