Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Entrapment, New York-style

I was outraged when I read this last week, but I forgot to blog about it and then couldn't find the online link. The New York Post reported that, who'd have thought, a "rogue gun dealer" in Queens (the same neighborhood where a friend of mine lives) was innocent after all, and the NYPD had to return the 247 seized guns.

Never have I heard of such pure entrapment. There's no other word for this. The shop owner kept refusing because the undercover cops' paperwork was never kosher (intentional on their part, as part of the entrapment). They finally badgered him into the sale when he agreed that if the Suffolk (Long Island) police gave approval, he'd make the sale.

Voltaire reputedly said that if there were no God, man would be forced to invent one. Well, when the police can't be bothered with catching real criminals, they create new ones. Hence one of my favorite Ayn Rand quotes:

There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power government has is the power to crack down on criminals. When there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.

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6 Comments:

Blogger condor076 said...

You suck you whining douchebag!!!!

Thursday, June 15, 2006 1:19:00 AM  
Anonymous mstahl16 said...

Thank you for your erudite and learned comment condor

Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:32:00 AM  
Blogger Perry Eidelbus said...

mstahl, condor merely wants to demonstrate the pinnacle of the boot-licking authoritarians' intellect. He may be another of the pigs, for all we know. Their vocabulary rarely extends beyond "Freeze mother******" and references to what he'd do with his nightstick.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 12:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Brad Warbiany said...

For all your talk about libertarianism, you are a fraud. Like a little baby you deleted comments you didn't like and shut down the comment section. So much for freedom of expression and the freedom of speech.

Paul,

What tenet of libertarianism says that he has to give you freedom of speech on HIS blog. He's not stopping anyone's right to free speech, they can start their own free Blogspot blogs if they'd like. What he's stopping is their right to turn his blog into a flame-war.

If you've ever read anything about Perry's view of private property (which he-- and I-- would consider this blog to be), you would know that he has the right to censor any comments he likes. If it's done too often, he'll start losing readers. But if it's just people blathering on with ad-hominem attacks and making noise, readers like me appreciate the fact that we don't have to waste our time on that crap.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:16:00 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Okay, I am done here.
Perry deletes comments he doesn't like then he lets people he agrees with comment on the deleted comment and quoting a section of the deleted comment.

Brad,
Go back and look how this evolved. Perry started the flame-war and turned it from a debate into personal attacks. He's the flamer. When I had enough of his personal attacks and attacked back he deletes the comment.
I won't say anything personal here because Perry might delete this comment too.
hahahahaa

Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Perry Eidelbus said...

No, Paul, I'm going to let your latest comment stand because it proves you're a liar. That's your real problem, isn't it? You're not just a boot-licker, but a liar.

Take a look back at what YOU instigated. Anyone can, and the fact of the matter is that you're a liar through and through. Who instigated what? Well, it's right there. You want to talk about personal attacks? For crying out fucking loud, asshole, look at what you've pulled on my blog, which Brad as much as anyone knows was once a nice place for discussions. I've even had to enable comment moderation, something I never had to do before, because your mouth produces nothing but shit and lies. However, I will be damned if you'll make me regret stating the truth about your ilk.

You seem to have a lot of time to waste at all hours of the day, for someone who claims to be a cop and hence on duty.

And thank you, Brad. You are, of course, perfectly correct. Isn't it funny how Paul "Please believe that I'm a cop" Le Pig wants freedom of speech on my intellectual property, at the same time demanding respect? It's the ridiculous double standard of both extremes.

Thursday, June 15, 2006 3:02:00 PM  

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