Category Archives: Crime

To Baltimore (and Worlwide) Fans Of “The Wire”

Scroll  few bars down into the recent post section, entitled “The Wire Still Rules”and you’ll find the entire “The Wire” album — all the music and selected dialogue.  Happy Christmas.  (If the recent posts section gets too long, just search the … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Guns

Browsing back through my 135 posts, I realized I never did a video from a West Islander at least not about guns.  I did a few about guns  so here are a couple more.  First April Wine, and the late Joe Strummer.

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Call For Posts For Which It Is Highly Unliky You Will Ever Get Paid

I started this blog back when I was on the street, in the Mission computer lab.  Well, not actually ON the street, but close enough.  It has always been a solo thing.  An episodic journal of life in the low … Continue reading

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Baird Can’t Disguise Canada’s Cons Discomfort With Pussy Riot

“Pussy Riot”. Two words guaranteed to strike fear and loathing into the heart of every full patch Regressive Conservative.  Female sexuality and punk rocking anarchists taunting the privilaged class, heaving metaphorical rocks and bottles at their black-jacketed, kevlar-clad private armies. … Continue reading

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Shot in the head while handcuffed in a patrol car. Suicide?! WTF?

Full-tilt, apoplectic, face-palming, gob-stopping, wide-eyed in disbelief. Autopsy Rules Chavis Carter’s Death A Suicide The state crime lab released the autopsy report from the death of 21-year-old Chavis Carter, who was shot in the head while handcuffed in a patrol … Continue reading

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To hear the groans of the prisoners, to set free those who were doomed to die. ( Psalm 102:20)

“One of the few good things about modern times: If you die horribly on television, you will not have died in vain. You will have entertained us.” — Kurt Vonnegut There are two separate, overlapping species of argument for and … Continue reading

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Better than sleeping under bridges?

The majestic equality of the law forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets and to steal bread. ~ Anatole France That equality, however, doesn’t appear to extend to sentencing. While Conrad Black whiles … Continue reading

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