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Supreme Court Justice Robbed by Machete Weilding Criminal

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by mkwerx, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    Justice Breyer robbed at West Indies vacation home - Yahoo! News

    The judge and his guests were robbed by a dude with a machete at a vacation home in the West Indies. It's a shame the judge, nor his guests, were legally carrying a sidearm. I guess it proves though that criminals will do what criminals will do, regardless of the laws - since there's already laws against robbing people, and laws against threatening them with knives/swords/machetes, even in the West Indies.

    Given that he was a Clinton appointee, I am guessing he's probably not been a pro-gun judge. I somehow doubt this incident will change that - but who knows?
     
  2. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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  3. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    If only the West Indies had sensible machete laws, this would never have happened. :nuts:
     
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  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Ban Machetes!!!
     
  5. Artilleryman

    Artilleryman Originally from the central midwest but have reloc Active Member

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    quite obviously this is a problem with America and Americans. The evil 1% have failed to protect the world by creating and enforcing 'common sense' machete laws here in the USA. If we closed the 'machete loophole' billions of lives could be saved every year. A committee should be appointed and a grass roots movement started to look into this horrible crime. It will of course be determined that America's machete freedoms are to blame.
     
  6. darkminstrel

    darkminstrel PDX Well-Known Member

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    That's not a knife...

    ahem.
     
  7. SteelyDan

    SteelyDan Junction City Active Member

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    You would sure think the SC Justices would have some personal protection detail? I'm all for them being responsible for their own protection, however I know how the politicians love to be fiscally responsible! Considering these people are on for life, it makes their positions a potential target!
     
  8. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure why we provide lifetime protection for retired politicians - honestly I think that once you leave government - the people should no longer be paying for security details. How much $$$ gets spent on protecting former presidential families? The former presidents have more than enough $$$$ to pay their own security people.

    I can see providing protection to current members of the gov't - depending on their position. SC Justices, Pres/Vice Pres, any any cabinet member going overseas (but only for the duration of the overseas mission). Once their job is done though and they return to the private sector, or to a lesser government job - it's time to cut the protection details for them.