1997-06-16 - Re: We need more surveillance–a morality play about terrorism

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@netcom.com>
To: Rich Graves <rcgraves@disposable.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-16 14:24:53 UTC
Raw Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 22:24:53 +0800

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From: Lucky Green <shamrock@netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Jun 1997 22:24:53 +0800
To: Rich Graves <rcgraves@disposable.com>
Subject: Re: We need more surveillance--a morality play about terrorism
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At 05:02 PM 6/15/97 -0700, Rich Graves wrote:

>A guy on the way to the shooting range is pulled over for speeding.
>The cop notices the guns, orders him out of the car, and asks where
>he's going. He answers, "Let me explain the way I think this country
>works. I am going wherever I damn well please." So the cop gives him
>a speeding ticket, and he continues on his way.
>Now tell me, is this evidence that we're living in a police state?
>Of course it probably helped that the guy was white, and probably
>driving a "decent" car, and carrying "decent" guns and not some
>"Saturday Night Special." 

The guy being white and educated may well have convinced the cop to not
make a fuzz. My local newspaper recently ran an article about a few
Hispanic looking folks who had some photographs of themselves holding guns
in their hands developed at the supermarket. Before they even picked up the
prints, the clerk had called the cops which in turn raided the unfortunate
gun owners.

It turned out that the Hispanics owned the firearms legally.

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