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Bradley in DC
09-19-2007, 07:52 AM
Seeking quality of life at the point of a gun?
by Bob Barr
special to The Atlanta Journal Constitution
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 9:00 AM

The elusive search for safety and improved "quality of life" in communities across America is taking disturbing, even bizarre turns.

Middle school children are being arrested, jailed and charged with sexual felonies for slapping classmates on their rear ends. High school students are being charged with felonies because Swiss Army knives are found in their cars. Armed police units are being formed to enforce local housing and yard ordinances. More often than not at least in the Atlanta area it appears that Republican officials are more zealous than Democrats. . .

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, now a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination, ushered in the modern trend of employing the police power of the government to enforce so-called "quality of life" behavioral norms.

09-19-2007, 07:56 AM
Wow armed police officers for yard violations? Are you fucking kidding?!