Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Random Howls

The People's Cube (an outgrowth of Communists for Kerry) has the last word on the NYPD's search policy: "Random Bag Checks in NY Subway Lead to New Spirit of Municipal Randomness":

Inspired by the success of random bag checks among people entering the New York City subway system, the City has decided to expand the idea of randomness to its other functions. Police Commissioner Kelly, the architect of random policing, spoke of why randomness works so well: "The idea is that no one is any better or any worse than anyone else; if we're all suspects, then no one is a suspect, and no one will feel hurt. As we know, the main function of a police force is to make everyone feel good about themselves."
Read the whole thing—including the comment from one "Randi Weingarten," head of the New York City teachers' union.

Via Alarming News.