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Monday, February 20, 2012

News Roundup for 2/20/12

Chuck Wright
Not the world's best sheriff

-Headline of the Day-
"Deputy accidentally shoots woman in concealed weapons class."

South Carolina's Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright thinks every lady should carry a gun, because his cops suck. No, really. After an attempted rape in his jurisdiction last year, Wright said, "Our form of justice is not making it. Carry a concealed weapon. That’ll fix it."

"Liberals call me and tell me the chain-gang form of justice isn’t working," he went on. "Well, let me inform you, your form of justice isn’t working either."

Yeah, about that. According to the report, "A South Carolina sheriff who has called for women to be armed isn’t backing down after one of his deputies accidentally shot a female student during a concealed handgun class."

Now, maybe it's just my tremendous good fortune, but I've never been shot by a cop. Seems to me that the way things operate in my little corner of the universe is working out just fine, while Chuck's way of doing things is a little bit of a failure.

"At a press conference over the weekend, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright explained that Deputy Skip Smith should have checked to make sure that Crystal Smith’s .22 caliber pistol was unloaded," the report goes on. He was showing her how hold the gun properly, when it went off, shooting her through the arm and into her side. I'm guessing Skip's got a weird definition of the word "properly."

At least Sheriff Chuck's right about one thing; his cops suck. (Raw Story, with video)

-Separation of church, state, and you-

Santorum cartoon

"And you guys better not try anything gay, either!" (McClatchy)

-Bonus HotD-
"Wall Street Abandons Republicans -- Now Supports Higher Taxes on the Wealthy."

Those with occupations on Wall Street join Occupy Wall Street. At this rate, Republicans will officially be out of friends by July. (Huffington Post)
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