Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Paranoid Android

Slaying in Fairfax followed earlier confrontation about speed hump, police say

Stephen A. Carr worked aggressively, but patiently, to try to slow down the cars that flew past his house in the Burke area of Fairfax County. Most of his neighbors applauded his help, and earlier this year a speed hump was installed in front of his house.
This is not unlike the fatal shootings over a parking space in Lebanon that occurred a few weeks ago in terms of the pointlessness of the deaths.

We've become such a paranoid society about safety that we've given up a heckuva lot of freedom. Instead of installing speed bumps (at taxpayer expense), how about teaching your kids to look both ways before crossing the street? Is it too much to ask for a little personal responsibility? Common sense? Guess so, if people are dying over speed bumps.

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