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Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: Pornography?
From: "Tim Atherton" <>
Date: Wed, 3 May 2000 12:36:26 -0600

An interesting article about this while thing:

(and I think you are right the Rambos (and fuzzy minded legislators) a quite
often to blame.

Tim a

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Joe
> Codispoti
> Sent: May 3, 2000 11:17 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Pornography?
> The problem lies not with reporting a possible crime. It should
> be the duty
> of the citizenry  to protect one another (remember Kitty Genovese in NY?).
> The problem is the Rambos. Instead of investigating and determining if
> indeed a crime has been committed, the police overreact - and in a way act
> as judge,  jury, and executioner. "Innocent until found guilty" is
> propaganda and a bunch of crap. Incarceration and exorbitant bail demands
> before the  trial are a form of punishment just as tightening handcuffs on
> the wrists until it cuts the circulation is a form of torture.
> Unfortunately we have come to the point where the COPs see it as
> "us against
> them". When is the last time you saw a "Community Oriented Police"?
> The police have been handed enormous powers to use at their discretion in
> most situations, all thanks to pandering politicians who need to show that
> they are "tough on crime".
> Don't get me started.
> Now, where did I leave that UV filter?
> Joseph Codispoti