Weekly Daily Brickbats Archive 2009 October 29-31

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Justice Is Blind Drunk

San Antonio, Texas, police say they started getting numerous calls early one Sunday morning. Drivers were reporting a Bexar County constable's car moving recklessly through traffic, with the emergency lights being turned on and off. Callers said that the man driving the car appeared to be drunk and seemed to be trying to pull people over. When police caught up to the car and stopped it, the found that the driver was Lt. Arthur MacCubbin and that he had three other men in the car with him. MacCubbin was charged with DUI. The others were charged with public intoxication.

The People in France Look Different from the People in Europe

Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio says his office doesn't racially profile people while looking for illegal immigrants. So how do they decide whom to question? "Certain criteria," said Arpaio. "No identification. Look like you just came from Mexico, and they admit it. That's enough." Jerry Sheridan, Arpaio's director of custody, explains, “I think you can tell people that are not from this country. And I’m not talking Hispanics. Maybe someone from France looks a little different than somebody from Europe or somebody from England looks a little bit different than we do."