What the heck?
I can't stand the ACLU, but I agree with this quote from the article ...
"My reaction is, welcome to Baghdad, D.C.," said Arthur Spitzer, legal director for the ACLU's Washington office. "I mean, this is craziness. In this country, you don't have to show identification or explain to the police why you want to travel down a public street."
And look at this (from the same article)
One of Lanier's plans, the Safe Homes initiative, has yet to get off the ground because of a community backlash. The plan, announced by Lanier and Fenty at a news conference in March, called for police to go door-to-door in crime-ridden areas and ask residents whether they could go inside and search for guns.
You know, there's a saying "They're not criminals because they're geniuses". But I'm wondering if the Police Chief is any smarter?
If I didn't have to travel to D.C. on business (govt employee) I'd never
go there. I say move the White House and Congress to the Central
U.S. and bulldoze D.C. Better yet, don't move them, just bulldoze
them, too. Our elected representatives could just as well stay in their
home districts and conduct their 'business' electronically. Videoconference
and electronic voting. Use their state facilities. We no longer really have
to have those facilities in D.C.
More to say, but I don't feel coherent right now ...