Thursday, September 16, 2004

l'shana tova! It's Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Best wishes to all my readers for a wonderful upcoming year.

Last night Sara and I went to my cousins home for traditional dinner, it was great to spend time with them.

She snored last night, and was sleeping so soundly, it was very nice.

in non-related news, I am fa-mouse! Yep, ya'll may not have knowed this, but I am an international investor!

You'll have to read the story to understand. A buddy of mine in Bangalore has opened an amazing restaurant, and is working to turn it into an "Indian McDonalds" except with good food.

More links about the restaurant here:
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So ya'll didn't know I was big, BIG on an inter-national scale.... :P



Final Note, I posted about San Jose cops and Tasers a few weeks back. Well, now they are after teenagers.

(I'm told the link may not work, here is the text)
Local - San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury News
TASER USE ON TEENS

Thu Sep 16, 6:52 AM ET

By Crystal Carreon, Mercury News

A San Jose police officer arrived last Thursday at a Shasta Hanchett duplex, where a teenage boy was allegedly punching his mother. The officer ordered the boy, who had been restrained by a neighbor, to sit on the ground in front of her.

The teen refused, and when he started to walk away, officer Julie Marin shot him with a Taser, sending a 50,000-volt charge through his body.

The 5-foot-3, 136-pound 14-year-old became the second teen San Jose police have zapped this month, raising questions over how the latest less-lethal weaponry adopted by the department is being used and whether police should fire the stun guns on juveniles.

Full story at San Jose Mercury News



if some cop whacks me with a taser, i will stalk him to his home and cattleprod his satchel. this is total BS.

Comments:
"As the 14-year-old began walking toward a door ... officer J. M. shot him with a Taser."

"The 16-year-old boy began running from officer W. H., who then shot the teenager's back with a Taser."

In both cases cited in the story, the teen was running away from the officer. Not advancing on them with a knife, not hiding behind a couch with a gun, but walking or running away.

In what world does the act of trying to get away from someone make you a "physically threatening or assaultive person," no matter what your age?
 
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