Sunday, October 25, 2009

Organic Farming, Federalism and Police Brutality

Over at Stageleft, there are a couple of good posts up that should draw together progressives and libertrians.

First, there's a post about Industry Canada forcing the construction of a wireless internet tower after the municipal council already voted it down, resoundingly.  The worry was that it would damage organic crops.  I have no idea if this is true, but it's always sad to see bureaucrats trample local democracy.

Next, there's a post about police brutality in Victoria.  They have the video, and it's pretty damning.  I'm perfectly willing to believe that the two suspects were wretched people who deserve lots of jail time.  Nonetheless, cops should not walk on the back of people's legs when they're lying submissive, face down (and that's just one transgression by the cops).

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