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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Criminal justice

So I was reading a story online in our local paper about a guy who was driving around the West End of Galveston with a shotgun barrel hanging out the window. Apparently police stopped the guy and happened to notice that he had two stab wounds on his torso. They later search his house, finding, "Three rifles and an undisclosed number of hunting knives scattered throughout the house." OK, fine. (He also said his wife had been the one who shivved him, but the police discovered that he is not married. Still okay.)

But what gets me is the last sentence:
--Police charged the man with driving while intoxicated and deadly conduct, both of which are misdemeanors.

So dude's got an veritable arsenal at home and is driving around with a 12-gauge on his lap. And he gets slapped with two misdemeanors??? That, apparently, is Texas justice, my friends. Good ol' Texas.

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