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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Murder in the News... or almost

posted by Jazz at 2/22/2005 02:20:00 PM

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This should help you folks in the Southwest sleep better tonight. Volunteer "minutemen" are going to be self styled assistants to the INS and will be patrolling the Mexican border in Arizona. Many of them will be armed. Most of them are completely untrained for the specific requirements of border patrol duties.

As Atrios notes, "I hope our new 'minutemen' and the appropriate local law enforcement agents - understand that illegal aliens are still people, and laws regarding the prohibition of murder still apply."

On related near-murder news, it seems that somebody was planning on overturning the 2004 Ohio election results in a non-approved fashion.
A Virginian who had been detained in Saudi Arabia as a suspected terrorist was charged Tuesday with conspiring to assassinate President Bush and with supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network.
Now this guy is allegedly a member of the al-Qaida terrorists, recruited while he was studying in the Middle East a few years ago. This makes him a murderous terrorist bastard, so it's kind of hard to have any sympathy for them.

Then again, he's clearly a librul, right?

(Don't bother writing if you didn't figure out that was sarcasm. I don't advocate killing Bush. Impeachment, public humiliation, deportation for a war crimes trial, sure... but not murder.)